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Biography

As director of the IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre in Bonn since 2011, Dolf Gielen oversees the agency's work on advising member countries in energy transitions, renewable energy, technology status and roadmaps, energy planning, cost and markets and innovation policy frameworks.    Before joining IRENA, Dolf Gielen was Chief of the Energy Efficiency and Policy Unit at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). From 2002 till 2009, he was a Senior Energy Technology Policy Analyst at the International Energy Agency. He has a PhD from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.