Minoru Takada

Team Leader (Sustainable Energy)

Division for Sustainable Development Goals, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Development of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)

Dr. Takada spearheads DESA’s efforts in reviewing, following up and implementing SDG7 on energy, in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Prior to this position, Dr. Takada was the Team Leader for Sustainable Energy for All at the Executive Office of the Secretary-General at UN. Previously, he was Head of the Sustainable Energy Programme at UNDP, and worked in Africa as a community organizer for several years. He holds a PhD in renewable energy applications from the University of Mie in Japan, and a Masters in nuclear engineering from the University of Hokkaido, Japan.