Jiwan Acharya

Senior Climate Change Specialist (Clean Energy), Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Asian Development Bank

Jiwan Acharya is working in Sector Advisory Service Division in the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department of ADB since 1 October 2006 and currently in the position of Senior Climate Change Specialist (Clean Energy). He is a key member of ADB's Climate Change and Clean Energy Team and is responsible for overseeing ADB's several key initiatives including Energy for All, Low Carbon Technology Transfer. The Energy for All program aims to increase ADB’s own investment on access to energy and assist the partners in promoting energy access projects in the region. He also spearheads the Energy for All Partnership which has a target of providing energy access to 100 million people by 2015. Mr. Acharya serves 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).

Prior to joining ADB, Mr. Acharya was Senior Research Officer in Winrock International in Kathmandu, Nepal covering climate change, CDM, energy access and broader clean energy areas. Mr. Acharya, who is a Nepalese national, has a Master of Arts in Economics, Master of Science in Energy Systems and Management and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.