ACEF Speaker

Jiwan Acharya

Principal Energy Specialist,

Jiwan Acharya is working in Energy Division of South Asia Department of ADB as Principal Energy Specialist. He currently focuses on developing and implementing energy efficiency, renewable energy and other broader energy sector projects in India and Nepal. He is also serving as focal person for Regional Cooperation and Integration for Energy in South Asia. He is a key member of ADB's Energy Sector Group and Climate Change Team and was responsible for overseeing ADB's several key initiatives including Energy for All, and Low Carbon Technology Transfer, among others. Mr. Acharya served as ADB’s focal point for CTF and SREP under the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) as well as Sustainable Energy for All Initiative. Mr. Acharya, who is a Nepalese national, has a Master of Arts in Economics, Master of Science in Energy Systems and Management and a BS in Electrical Engineering.