Wesley Wojtas

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Specialist

     Areas of expertise

  • conceptualisation of interventions and project management
  • energy efficiency in buildings
  • economic, environmental, social and technical assessments of renewable
  • energy projects
  • energy policies and regulatory frameworks

Wesley Wojtas is an energy economist with a broad experience in project management of interventions in the field of development cooperation. He has been working in the private sector, in bilateral and multilateral institutions and on energy efficiency, renewable energies, climate change adaptation and urban resilience. Furthermore, Wesley is an expert for participatory approaches, development of barrier removal strategies, knowledge dissemination as well as organisation of (digital) workshops and exchange formats.

Key data

Qualification (Institute) Master of Arts in Global Studies, University of Graz, Austria

International and Development Economics, Master Exchange Semester at University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain

B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics, University of Hohenheim, Deutschland

Working languages German (native), English (excellent), Spanish (intermediate), French (basic)
Nationality German
Years of Experience 5+
Country experience and regional expertise Americas: Nicaragua
Asia: Azerbaijan, Georgia, India
Eastern Europe: Moldova
Europe: Germany, Switzerland
MENA: Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates
Oceania: Australia
Sub-Saharan Africa: Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya
Selected projects, roles, achievements and publications
  • Swiss Small Hydro (Swiss Small Hydropower Association), project coordinator in the head office
  • Several Mandates for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), coordinator and expert
  • Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB) in China (mandate by SDC), environmental capacity building specialist
  • Afghan Energy Sector Improvement Programme (GIZ), project manager
  • Egyptian-German Joint Committee on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection (GIZ), project manager
  • Modernisation of local public services in Moldova (GIZ), project manager
  • Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises in Egypt (GIZ), project manager
  • Vocational training in the energy sector in the Ivory Coast (GIZ), project manager
  • Support to refugee-hosting communities in waste management in Jordan (GIZ), project manager
  • Strengthening employment promotion in the public services in Algeria (GIZ), backstopping
  • Consulting services on public shareholding management and the privatization of public enterprises in Azerbaijan and Georgia (GIZ), backstopping
  • Special Initiative Jobs in Ghana and Tunisia (GIZ), backstopping
  • Climate Change Planning Unit (UN-Habitat), consultant
  • Publication: “Addressing Urban and Human Settlements’ Issues in National Adaptation Plans”(UN-Habitat), contributor
Key clients
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