Energy Advisor , SNV
Maarten Kleijn is a senior energy advisor at SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in Ghana. He is leading SNV’s role in the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre, an incubator for Ghanaian cleantech businesses with a focus on solar among other sectors. He is also SNV’s Energy Focal Point for Ghana.
Prior to joining SNV Ghana, Maarten setup and implemented the successful DFID funded Results-Based Financing for Pico-Solar programme with SNV Tanzania, supporting suppliers of Lighting Global approved solar systems.
During this period, he gained a wealth of experience in designing scalable business models – among which pay-as-you-go solar – for providing affordable and quality off-grid solar products to customers at the bottom of the pyramid.
He holds a Masters in Environment and Resource Management. For his Master’s thesis he did research about energy access in Mozambique and since then he has lived and worked in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Ghana.