Acting Director NDC-Partnership and Senior Associate - World Resources Institute
Jacob Waslander is the Acting Director NDC-Partnership and Senior Associate of World Resources Institute (WRI). Jacob joined WRI as a Senior Associate in 2016. Jacob supported the design and start-up of the NDC-Partnership and was the interim Director of In-Country Engagement team of the NDC Partnership. Jacob is currently leading work on (a) the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement through the NDC Partnership, to strengthen access to finance; (b) international climate finance through WRI’s Finance Center; (c) adaptation and resilience through WRI’s Governance Center and (d) the long-term perspective on global finance through WRI’s Climate Program. Jacob began his international career at the legal affairs department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Subsequently, Jacob held positions in the following domains: multi-lateral affairs (EU, UN, World Bank), Sub Sahara Africa, and sustainable development (private sector development, financial sector reforms and global public goods). Jacob has been posted in The Hague, Bamako, twice in Washington DC, Geneva and Yaoundé. Until August 2016 Jacob held the position of head of the climate and energy division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. Jacob was member of the board of the Green Climate Fund and co-chair of Climate Investment Fund’s sub-committee “Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program”.