Mr. Tumiwa is the Deputy Representative of the Asian Development Bank’s North American Representative Office in Washington, D.C. He serves as a liaison between ADB’s Manila headquarters and North American policymakers and stakeholders in the private and public sectors. He also serves to strengthen collaboration with think tanks, academia, civil society organizations and bilateral and multilateral institutions based in North America.
Prior to his assignment in Washington, D.C., Mr. Tumiwa’s work focused on sustainable infrastructure, green growth and climate change. Amongst other things, he coordinated ADB’s clean energy program and spearheaded ADB’s efforts to increase annual investment in clean energy to $2 billion a year 2013. He also established and managed ADB’s Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility, a $250 million fund to facilitate and catalyze greater investments in clean energy, and Climate Change Fund, a $40 million fund to address both climate change mitigation and adaptation. Mr. Tumiwa also started ADB’s Energy for All Initiative, a collaborative effort to focus on projects to focus on providing cleaner, more efficient and renewable energy to the 1.6 billion people in the region that are still dependent of traditional energy. Mr. Tumiwa also previously served as an investment officer in the energy division of the South Asia Regional Department where he oversaw the design and implementation of a variety loans and technical assistance projects related to power sector restructuring, policy development, capacity building, clean energy, industrial environmental management, rural electrification and climate change in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
Prior to joining ADB, Mr. Tumiwa work as a consultant on industrial environmental management, cleaner production, and industrial efficiency. He also pioneered work on use of supply chain corporate social responsibility to improve industrial environmental performance of industry in Asia
Mr. Tumiwa has over 20 years as a development professional and has a Bachelors of International Relations and Master’s in Development Studies.