ACEF Speaker

Jiwan Acharya

Principal Energy Specialist,
Asian Development Bank

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 Clean Technical Fund (CTF) and Scaling Up Renewable Energy for Low Income Countries (SREP) under the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4All). Mr. Acharya, a Nepalese national, has a MA in Economics, MSc in Energy Systems and Management and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.


  • Deep Dive Workshop: No Transmission – No Transition! 21st Century T&D Systems for Net Zero
  • Deep Dive Workshop: Solarizing Sustainability – Catalyzing Clean Energy Collaborative Action in Asia and the Pacific
  • Regional Session: Power Trade for Carbon-Neutral South Asia