AdvisoryServices on Climate, Energy and Development Issues
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ASCENDIS is an independent office, founded in 2004 by Ir. Jan VAN DEN AKKER, providing consultancy services on sustainable energy and climate change in a development context.
ASCENDIS offers services in Africa, Europe neighbourhood, Asia & Pacific and Latin America & Caribbean from offices in Netherlands and in Lima, Peru, to international development agencies and their local partners.
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Jan VAN DEN AKKER
Who is Jan VAN DEN AKKER?
I am a technology management scientist with a Master's degree from Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands) and have been working for almost 25 years in the area of clean technology, energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy access and climate change. I am fluent in English and Spanish with working knowledge of French.
In the nineties, I worked for for Dutch consulting offices and as programme and advisor for a number of UN organizations. As independent consultant I have provided services to UNDP, UNEP, UNIDO, NGOs (e.g. Practical Action, Winrock) and consulting firms (e.g. Sofreco, GOPA-Infra, MottMcDonald) in projects funded by these organisations, GEF, bilateral donors and the European Union.