Ansgar Kiene is Director of the World Future Council Africa Office and Coordinator of the African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA). Ansgar has been working as an International Media and Communications Manager in Germany and London for eight years, developing media strategies and advertising campaigns for major corporations. After travelling through Africa for a year on a sabbatical, he worked some years for different European NGOs, focusing on climate and energy issues. In October 2007, he joined the World Future Council (WFC) in Hamburg as their Climate and Energy Campaigner. After having spent a year in Ethiopia as Director for Africa, he now heads the WFC Africa Office in Johannesburg, South Africa.