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Joe Y. Battikh

Non-Resident Research Fellow

Joe Y. Battikh is the Head of the Energy & Water Knowledge Hub with the International Committee of the Red Cross, and a council member to the UAE Global Councils on Sustainable Development Goals. He is completing a PhD at the University of Waterloo – Canada - in sustainability management with a focus on climate change and global security. More specifically, his research explores the role of the private sector in mitigating security threats related to climate change and natural disasters, through emergency response activities in developing countries.

Before returning to school to pursue his PhD, Joe was the Head of Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility and Government & Industry Relations for Ericsson in region Middle East and East Africa. In that role, Joe led and managed different functions in 23 countries, and initiated several Technology for Good projects that leverage telecommunication technologies for socio-economic development and low-carbon economy. 

Joe holds a Master of Environment and Business from the University of Waterloo, a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in microelectronics from l’Université du Québec À Montréal, and is fluent in Arabic, English, French, and Italian.

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