Jem Porcaro

Jem Porcaro

UN Foundation
Senior Director of Energy Access

Biography

Jem Porcaro is the Senior Director of Energy Access at the United Nations Foundation, where he is oversees the Foundation’s efforts to expand access to modern energy services for the poor and build synergies with UN agencies and other key multilateral partners, especially Sustainable Energy for All.  Mr. Porcaro has more than twelve years of experience working on global development, energy and climate issues. Previously, Jem worked with Nexant, an energy consulting company, in its government clean energy practice in Asia, where is advised governments and multi-lateral development organizations on clean energy finance and policy. Jem also worked for four years in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), helping to oversee its global energy portfolio and elevate clean energy access on the global development agenda.  Jem received his Master of International Affairs with a concentration in International Energy Policy and Management from Columbia University, and his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tufts University.