It is with great sadness that I inform you of the untimely passing of Dr. Thomas FOHGRUB, Strategic Lead of the Global Platform for Action on Sustainable Energy in Displacement Settings (GPA), hosted within the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Dr. Thomas FOHGRUB passed away on 1 May 2023, at the age of 46.
Dr. Thomas FOHGRUB joined the UNITAR in 2017 working for the GPA, with the goal to provide every displaced person with access to sustainable energy. Before that, Thomas served in various capacities for the German Government.
He was a person of great integrity and honour, his kindness and compassion were felt by all who knew him. Throughout his life, he earned the respect and admiration of his peers and colleagues, who valued his leadership, wisdom, and dedication to his work. He had a unique ability to connect with people on a personal level, and his warm and friendly demeanour made everyone feel welcome in his presence. He was always quick to offer a kind word or lend a helping hand, and his selflessness and generosity inspired all of us.