ACEF Speaker

Shweta Koshy

Program Coordinator,

"Shweta Miriam Koshy is an Energy Analyst at the United Nations Development Programme in India. At UNDP, she focuses on improving access and affordability of renewable energy technologies, for the most vulnerable. Leveraging international grant finance, she formulates and implements projects to enhance provision of social services such as health, education, and public transport, and to generate new livelihood opportunities for multi-dimensionally poor. In addition to the projects in India, she manages a multi-country project aimed at building knowledge, informing policy, and demonstrating projects on solar- based irrigation, across 10 countries, primarily in Africa, with the exception of Tuvalu in the Pacific. Through these projects, Shweta’s overarching aim is to strengthen governance mechanisms and market ecosystems for renewable energy. Prior to UNDP, she built up an extensive research background in renewable energy and electrification policies in India at the Centre for Science and Environment. She has also worked with the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to support reporting under the Global Renewable Energy Policy and the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. Through internships and volunteering, she brings with her valuable on-ground experience, having supported the development of a novel water treatment system; and assessments for a solar mini-grid project. Backed by a robust academic foundation in renewable energy engineering and post-graduation in energy management, Shweta she is intent on contributing to the global efforts towards universal energy access and a just energy transition."


  • Deep Dive Workshop: Solarizing Sustainability – Catalyzing Clean Energy Collaborative Action in Asia and the Pacific