Jorge Rogat has worked more than 18 years implementing projects in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean since receiving his PhD degree in Environmental Economics at Gothenburg University,
During the last 8 years, Jorge was the global project manager of the Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). In his capacity as global project manager, Jorge gained vast experience in working and interacting with public authorities, such as ministries of energy and natural resources. The main objective of the project has been to assist 60 developing countries in two phases (34 countries in a first phase 2009-2014 and 26 countries in a second phase 2014-2018) in assessing their technology needs for mitigation and adaptation in the energy sector, including the analysis of barriers for the deployment of prioritized environmentally sustainable technologies.
Before being the global manager of the TNA project, Jorge implemented projects related to sustainable transport and conducted research in the area of policy measures to promote sustainable transport. Prior to joining UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre, Jorge worked at Global Water Partnership (GWP), where he was Programme Officer for the Latin American and Caribbean region.