ACEF Speaker

Vincent Wierda

Global Energy Lead,

With UNCDF since 2013, Vincent has facilitated investment flows into 70 private sector companies that use innovative as well as digitally enabled business models to bring energy solutions to millions of people and small enterprises in markets such as Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Ethiopia, Uganda, DR Congo and Burkina Faso. These include improved cooking solutions, stand-alone solar, solar for productive use and microgrid solutions. Vincent is on the Steering Group of GOGLA's PAYGo PERFORM initiative, which offers the PAYGo solar industry a standardized and transparent set of key performance indicators (KPIs) to encourage increased investment flows into challenging markets. Further collaboration includes with the Clean Cooking Alliance on global innovative finance and digital innovation, and with SEforALL and OPEC Fund on a joint Climate Finance and Energy Innovation Hub. Prior to UNCDF, Vincent was with Enabel, Oxfam, UNDP, UNIDO and SOAS. Vincent has an MSc in Economics from the University of London.


  • Deep Dive Workshop: Empowering and Enabling Market Development on Clean Cooking in the Asia-Pacific