Manuel Welsch
Energy Planner and Economist, Planning and Economic Studies Section, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Manuel Welsch works as energy planner and economist at the Planning and Economic Studies Section of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), supporting countries with assessments of their sustainable energy strategies. This includes work on Strategic Environmental Assessments and the development and application of modelling tools covering energy demand, supply and financing.

Before joining the IAEA in 2015, he worked as Deputy Director at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, where he supervised researchers, led the development of an energy systems optimisation model and managed the EC’s think tank on energy, leading to a book on Europe’s energy transition.

Until 2011, Manuel worked for the Special Advisor to the Director General at the Energy and Climate Change Branch of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). In preceding jobs, he worked at the Energy Facility of the European Commission, at Bernard Engineers on the design of power plant projects, and at the Uganda Ministry of Water, Lands and Environment on sustainable development initiatives.