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Special Assistant for Energy and Economy, African Union Commission
Mark Caine serves as Special Assistant for Energy and Economy at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Working with African Union and member-state leadership across Africa, he is developing and implementing strategies for accelerating Africa's transition towards flexible, low-carbon energy systems and productive, inclusive economies.
Previously, Mark served as Policy Advisor for Energy and Environment at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Foreign Ministry of the United Kingdom. Based at the British Consulate General in San Francisco, he managed the UK government's energy and climate change engagements across the Western USA, focusing primarily on policy and regulation, technology and innovation, and market analysis.
Mark began his career as a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, and subsequently held analytical, editorial, and policy roles at the UK's Royal Academy of Engineering and the Cleantech Group. He has lectured at venues including Stanford University, University College London, the London School of Economics, and the University of Brasilia, and his work has been cited in publications including The New York Times, Scientific American, ClimateWire, and Reuters.
He holds an AB (hons) from Brown University and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge.