Areas of Expertise

  • Sustainability and energy transitions
  • India and China’s energy policy
  • International organizations and energy transitions
  • Geopolitics of energy
  • Energy in conflict-affected settings

Short Bio

Since August 2023, Dr. Abdullah Fahimi has been a research fellow in DGAP’s Center for Climate and Foreign Policy, where he works on energy and climate policy issues with a geographical focus on India and China.

Fahimi has authored academic research articles on topics related to the energy sector of Afghanistan and the role of international organizations. His works have been published in the journal Political Geography and Wiley’s Energy and Environment. Fahimi has also contributed a book chapter reviewing energy transformation in China, India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Since 2019, Fahimi has been a member of the Network for Early Career Researchers in Sustainability Transitions (NEST) and the Cluster Transformation of the Heinrich-Böll Foundation.

In 2018, Fahimi lectured at a private university in Kabul, Afghanistan. From 2017 to 2018, he, worked as a researcher for a non-governmental organization there. Between 2011 and 2014, Fahimi worked for the government of Afghanistan.

Fahimi wrote his doctoral dissertation at Leuphana University Lüneburg on “International Organizations and Energy Transitions in Afghanistan.” His doctoral research was funded by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. He also earned his master’s degree in public economics, law, and politics in Lüneburg. Before that, he completed a bachelor’s degree at Goa University in Goa, India.


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[Last updated: September 2023]

Dr. Abdullah Fahimi