Jacopo Barbieri works at the Department of Energy at Politecnico di Milano as project manager and researcher. He mainly deals with access to energy and energy efficiency in critical settings, focusing on energy planning and assessment, integrated renewable energy systems, appropriate technologies, monitoring and evaluation, in development and humanitarian contexts.
As a member of the UNESCO Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development, he collaborates in the development, management and scientific coordination of the main related activities.
He has also worked in the private sector (Techint E&C), and as energy advisor and programme manager for Istituto Oikos in Tanzania. He served as consultant in Mozambique, Angola, Tanzania, Lebanon, and Nepal for assessment and feasibility studies, mainly regarding access to energy for rural communities, in collaboration with NGOs, private stakeholders, and International Agencies.