Welcome to CEESD !

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.

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

Our Team

Edem C. Bensah (Ing)

Edem C. Bensah (Ing) had both his MSc. (Mechanical Engineering – Thermofluids and Energy Systems) and his BSc. (Chemical Engineering) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana.

Edward Antwi

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 ….

Dr. Julius C. Ahiekpor

Dr. Julius C. Ahiekpor holds a PhD (Chemical Engineering) from the University of Port Harcourt in where he researched on converting agricultural and municipal waste to energy products.

Mizpah Ama Dziedzorm Rockson (Dr. Mrs.)

Mizpah Ama Dziedzorm Rockson (Dr. Mrs.) holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and Bsc. (Chemical Engineering) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Joseph X. F. Ribeiro

Dr. Joseph X. F. Ribeiro holds a Ph.D. (Oil and Gas: Transportation and Storage Engineering) from the Yangtze University (China). He also holds an MSc and BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana.

Ms. Zipporah Asiedu

Ms Asiedu holds a Master of Science (Msc) in Project Management for Environmental and Energy Engineering from École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nantes (IMT Atlantique), France and Bachelor of Science (Bsc) in Chemical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.

Benjamin Boahen

Benjamin Boahen holds a Bsc. in Mechanical Engineering (Thermofluids and Energy Systems) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana, having previously acquired HND also in Mechanical Engineering from Kumasi Technical University (KsTU), Kumasi, Ghana.

Bright Amponsem

Bright Amponsem holds both B.Tech and HND in Chemical Engineering from the Kumasi Technical University (KsTU) in Kumasi, Ghana. He is a Field Officer at the Centre for Energy Environment and Sustainable Development (CEESD).

Isaac Mensah

Isaac Mensah holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Chemical Engineering, both from Kumasi Technical University (KsTU), Kumasi, Ghana.

Board Members