Uwe Weber

Senior Expert


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Prior to joining CSCP in September 2013 as Team Leader for the SWITCH-Asia Network Facility Uwe worked in Beijing/China from 2007 as a technical director with the China Standard Certification Centre, Renewable Energy, and as a senior adviser to the Sino-Danish Renewable Energy Development Programme. He has also worked in the Environment and SCP sector as technical director of the Sino-German Environmental Policy Programme with the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

As managing director of the European Forum for Economic Cooperation from 2002 to 2006, a non-profit company established by Uwe, he developed and implemented a number of Environment and Energy related EU-funded economic cooperation projects with European and Asian partners. Uwe also provided consulting support to public and private clients for cooperation programming, evaluation and management systems.

During 1998 to 2002 Uwe worked for the EU Commission as operations manager of the Asia EcoBest Economic Cooperation Programme – the predecessor of the current SWITCH Asia Programme – and Deputy Director of the Regional Institute of Environmental Technology based in Singapore. More than 200 grants were contracted to EU-Asian consortia, supporting actions improving performance in the energy, environment and SCP sectors in developing countries in Asia.

Prior to the assignment with the EU Commission, Uwe started in 1994 building an environmental business portfolio for the German TÜV Rheinland Group based in Osaka, Japan, with a focus on environmental management and environment related product testing in Asia. Uwe also headed the TÜV Rheinland Academy’s environment section in Cologne from 1991, developing and implementing training courses, seminars and conferences on environmental issues.

From 1985 to 1990 Uwe worked as assistant at the Institute of Physical Geography of the Aachen Technical University, RWTH, heading the Institute’s Laboratory and teaching Physical Geography. He received his Doctor’s degree in Geography for his studies on quantifying the impacts of urbanisation on the hydrological cycle. Uwe holds a Master (M.A.) in Geography and Philosophy from the RWTH and studied business management and accounting prior to his University studies.