Advisory services

Mr Viktor Badaker
Inter-regional Adviser

Badaker, Viktor

Fax: + 1 212/963-9883/6
E-mail: badaker@un.org
Nationality: Kazakhstan
Languages: English, Russian

 

Profile:

Viktor Badaker joined the Energy and Transport Branch, Division for Sustainable Development, of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in July 2006. He has extensive advisory experience in the development of new clean energy technological processes. He has experience in the formulation and implementation of environmental programmes and projects in the field of energy and environment. Most recently was a post-doctoral researcher and assistant research professor at the University of Kentucky, working on, among other things, carbon sequestration through the reforestation of surface-mined land. He has also for two years as an environmental officer in the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).

Area of specialization:

Energy efficiency, clean coal technologies, alternative and renewable energy sources, energy policy reform and cooperation in Central Asia

Experience:

2006 - present   Inter-regional Adviser, Energy and Transport Branch, Division for Sustainable Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, New York
2004 - 2006   Assistant research professor, University of Kentucky
2001 - 2004   Post-doctoral researcher, University of Kentucky
2000 - 2001   Environmental officer, United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Kosovo
1998 - 1998   Director, GeoData Consulting LLP, Kazakhstan
1994 - 1998   Country director, Partners in Economic Reform, Kazakhstan
1992 - 1994   Chief technical adviser, Department of Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Kazakhstan
1989 - 1994   Adjunct professor, Power Engineering University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
1981 - 1992   Engineer and senior researcher/project leader, Kazak Research Institute for Power Engineering, Kazakhstan

Education:

2004 - Certificate in Environmental Systems, University of Kentucky,
1999 - Fulbright Scholar Certificate, University of Kentucky,
1998 - Certificate in Law, Law School "Adilet", Kazakhstan
1985 - Ph.D. power engineering, Kazak Research for Power Engineering, Kazakhstan
1981 - Diploma in metallurgical engineering, Mining Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia

Publications:

"A Methodology for Evaluating the Suitability of Spoil Conditions for Reforestation", paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Cincinnati, 2003.

"Reforestation Project on Reclaimed Surface Mined Land as a Carbon Sequestration Program", presented at Geosystems of Arid Zones, international conference, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2003.

"Corruption and the Environment: Kazakhstan as a Case Study", presentation at the 2004 annual conference of the Harvard University Central Eurasian Studies Society.

"Development of Site Index Curves for HighValue Trees on Reclaimed Surface Mined Land", paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Salt Lake City, 2005.

"U.S. Energy Companies and the Environmental Development Nexus: Kazakhstan as a Case Study", presentation at the 2005 annual conference of the Harvard University Central Eurasian Studies Society