ACEF Speaker 2021

Cindy Cisneros Tiangco

Principal Energy Specialist, Energy Division, Pacific Department,
Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Dr. Tiangco’s 25-year work experience includes 10 years in ADB leading clean energy projects, such as solar PV, mini-grids and battery energy storage systems in the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, and Tuvalu. She initiated ADB’s solar development programs in Uzbekistan and in Afghanistan, and energy efficiency in Kazakhstan and Pakistan. Cindy spearheaded the regional floating solar initiative to build pilot plants in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, and Kyrgyz Republic. She is currently implementing a floating solar plus program for the 11 small Pacific island countries, with cross-sectoral projects now being developed for Kiribati, Tonga, and Tuvalu. Before ADB, Cindy was a consultant to the ADB, World Bank, AFD, UNDP/GEF and the Philippine Climate Change Commission. Her project involvement includes solar PV and battery storage systems, distributed generation, solar thermal, wind, hydro, geothermal, efficient lighting, landfill gas to power, biodiesel, biomass and other climate change mitigation projects. Cindy holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Engineering major in renewable energy sources, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (cum laude).


  • Regional Session: Navigating the New Normal in a Fragile Pacific (ADB - Pacific Regional Department)