Wesley Wojtas

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Specialist

     Areas of expertise

  • project management and capacity building
  • zero emission in buildings
  • renewable energies

Wesley Wojtas is an energy economist with broad experience in project management in the field of international cooperation. He has been working in the private sector, in bilateral and multilateral institutions as well as on sustainable and zero emission buildings, renewable energies, climate change adaptation and urban resilience. Furthermore, Wesley is an expert for capacity building, participatory approaches, knowledge dissemination as well as organisation and facilitation of (online) workshops and exchange formats.

Key data

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

Exchange Semester at University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain

Majors: International Economics as well as Environment, Climate, Technology

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

Working languages German (native), English (excellent), Spanish (intermediate), French (basic)
Nationality German
Years of Experience 8+
Country experience and regional expertise Americas: Nicaragua
Asia: Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, India
Eastern Europe: Moldova
Central Europe: Austria, Germany, Spain, 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
  • Zero Emission in Buildings (ZEB) in China (mandate by SDC), team leader
  • International Hydropower Conference (mandate by FDFA), project coordinator
  • Swiss Small Hydro (Swiss Small Hydropower Association), deputy managing director
  • Several Mandates for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), coordinator and expert
  • Afghan Energy Sector Improvement Programme (GIZ), project coordinator
  • ToT: Renewable Energy Scouts in Afghanistan (Skat Foundation), project coordinator
  • 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
  • Vocational training in the energy sector in the Ivory Coast (GIZ), project manager
  • Climate Change Planning Unit (UN-Habitat), consultant
  • Publication: “Addressing Urban and Human Settlements’ Issues in National Adaptation Plans”(UN-Habitat), contributor
Key clients
Affiliations and networks
  • Swiss Small Hydro, Swiss Association of Small Hydropower, Project Coordinator
  • aeesuisse, umbrella association of the economy for renewable energies and energy efficiency, board member (11.2020-10.2021)