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    About Us

    About Us

    The Centre for Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development (CEESD) is a non-for-profit organisation devoted to technologies that offer engineering solutions to global challenges such as climate change, energy poverty, environmentaldegradation, and pollution on local communities in Ghana and Africa. We identify problems facing local communities and devise strategies and innovations to solving them. We promote interventions that lead to sustainable development of local communities through capacity building, research and development, volunteerism, and projects on energy, agriculture and environment.

    Our specific goals are to:

    • Contribute to the development and dissemination of clean energy solutions in Ghana and Africa through collaborative Research and Development with sister institutions across Africa and beyond;
    • Promote market-oriented businesses in clean energy in rural communities as a way of reducing poverty and rural-urban migration;
    • Promote and develop local capacity in CDM project development in Ghana and Africa;
    • Partner national, regional, and international institutions working in our thematic areas: energy, environment, and sustainable development;
    • Promote energy, environmental- and health-friendly technologies that reduce or eradicate gender poverty; and
    • Advise policy makers on issues regarding clean energy, environmental pollutions, and climate change.

    We work in the following areas:

    • Biofuels – Bioethanol, biodiesel and biogas production technology
    • Solar thermal and photovoltaic
    • Energy Conversion, Utilization, Efficiency and Policy
    • Environmental Pollution and Sanitation
    • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
    • Training and Entrepreneurship

    Team Members and Volunters

    Director

    Julius C. Ahiekpor is a senior instructor at the department of chemical engineering of Kumasi polytechnic. He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of science and technology and currently pursuing masters in Chemical Engineering from the same institution. He is a researcher in the field of renewable energy technologies, environmental and waste management. He is a founding member of CEESD. ... Read More

    Assistant Director

    Edward Antwi is a lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Kumasi Polytechnic. He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Thermofluids and Energy Systems option). He is presently working on efficient woodfuels cookstoves, the use of biodiesel in vehicles and review of national energy policy. He is a founding member of CEESD.

    CEESD supporting team

    Business adviser to CEESD

    Fianko Samuel Koranteng
    holds a Bsc in Biological Sciences from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is currently pursuing his masters in Geographical Information Systems in Lund University (Sweden) and Masters in Business Administration in Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden). As the National Project Manager and GIS Specialist for GeoIT Consult from Sept 2009- September 2010 he was involved with building large-scale GIS systems (Desktop and Web applications) from the ground up. Have rich experience in advanced GIS which include topographical and fuzzy modeling, network analysis, database integration, custom application just to mention a few. The most current project has been undertaking a Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping for Outdoor Advertising companies for the monitoring and tracking of all the Billboards in Ghana. He is currently the Marketing/Human Resource Manager for ABE Ventures Ltd. His area of Interest is in the use of Geographical Information System GIS/GPS in business solutions and its integration in Climate Change, Conservation, Energy and Developmental solutions in developing countries.

    Project assistant

    Miss Zipporah Kyerewaa Asiedu is a final year chemical engineering student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and waiting to defend her final year project on the the Design of a Plant to Produce NPK Fertilizer. She has been supporting CEESD on projects related to Energy Conservation and Utilization, and Efficiency. She has also taken part in projects on Environmental pollution and Sanitation, as well as Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation.

    Board Members

    Board Members

    • Prof Fred Ohene Akuffo, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
      Email: foakuffo@gmail.com
    • Dr. Osei-Wusu Achaw, Lecturer, Chemical Engineering Department, Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana.
      Email: owach@hotmail.com

    About Us

    The Centre for Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development (CEESD) is a non-for-profit organisation devoted to technologies that offer engineering solutions to global challenges such as climate change, energy poverty, environmental degradation, and pollution on local communities in Ghana and Africa.

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