Lawrence Agbemabiese holds a PhD in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware (UD). In 2015, he founded the Planet Institute of Transition Engineering & Management (PiTEAM) where he assists community leaders in Africa seeking help envisioning sustainable futures and discovering feasible transition paths. Since June 2020, he has been serving as a senior research fellow at the Foundation for Renewable Energy and Environment (FREE). Dr. Agbemabiese is currently delivering research services for the Clean Air Task Force on electric utility planning, regulation and performance in several African countries. From 2000 to 2012, Dr. Agbemabiese served as senior program officer at the Energy and Climate Branch, UN Environment Program, Paris, France. In that capacity, he led several national and global initiatives on clean energy and low-carbon development, including research on the enabling conditions for innovations in energy access. He has an abiding interest in research that transcends multiple disciplinary domains including: innovation systems mapping and integration; factors influencing adoption of cleaner energy, food and small-scale manufacturing technologies.
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