Benjamin Boakye is an Energy Governance Professional and the Executive Director at the Africa Centre for Energy Policy.
Prior to becoming the Executive Director, he served as the Deputy Executive Director, Programmes Director and Operations Director, managing the Research Unit and the Programmes Unit.
He has made contributions to the extractive sector governance in Ghana and in Africa, with much focus on corporate governance, institutional development, fiscal governance, contract governance and the evolution of legal framework for the effective management of extractive resources. He has also consulted for the World Bank Group, UNDP, and many research institutions in the resource sector.
Benjamin has delivered presentations at various international conferences on the extractive sector, particularly on revenue generation and expenditure. He works with host communities, analyzing the communities’ issues relative to the development of extractives’ projects and revenue redistribution. He also has extensive experience on power sector reforms.
Benjamin holds an MSc. from the University of Dundee, UK in Energy Studies and BA (Hons.) in Sociology with Information Studies from the University of Ghana.
Prior to joining ACEP, Kodzo was a Program Assistant, Policy Influencing and Advocacy at the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI).
His research interests include Natural Resource for Inclusive Growth and Development, Sustainable Energy Access and Political Economy of Resource Management.
He holds a Masters in Economic Policy Management from the University of Ghana.
Theophilus Boadu Adoko
He has significant experience in program conceptualization, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. He also has adequate research experience.
Prior to joining ACEP, Theophilus worked as a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer at the Ghana Oil and Gas for Inclusive Growth (GOGIG) and as a programs officer with COLANDEF. Theophilus holds a Master of Science degree in Development Planning and Policy with specialization in Economic Policy and Planning from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
CHARLES G. OFORI
Charles’ research interests include risk mitigation and investment decisions on utility-scale and small-scale renewable energy technologies in Africa. Beyond energy transition, he has worked on several projects in the extractive industry, including natural gas demand and supply dynamics in Ghana, local participation in the oil and gas sector, local labour absorption in Ghana’s extractive industry, and gender-responsive budgeting in mining-affected communities.
He holds a Master’s degree in Operations Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Ghana.
Maybel is an extractive and energy professional with Bachelors’ and Master’s degrees in Economics, from the University of Ghana. She is currently the Head of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning and a Senior Policy Analyst at the Africa Centre For Energy Policy (ACEP). Maybel leads the implementation of multi-donor projects in the energy and extractive industries on behalf of ACEP.
Her interest areas include optimizing extractive resources for inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development in Africa, promoting gender diversity in natural resource governance, and the differential impact of the energy transition on citizens.
SAMUEL Y. ABLORDEPPEY
Alhassan Iddrisu is currently a Consultant at ACEP. He has significant experience in social work and programme development and management, having worked in both the public sector and civil society space for over 10 years.
He worked with the EU-UNICEF –IWASH programme, national service and also at the decentralized level as a District Planning Officer.
Alhassan holds a masters degree in Social Work from the University of Ghana, Legon, an L.L.B. from Mount Crest University, Accra, and B.A. in Integrated Development Studies from the University for Development Studies, Tamale.
NANA AKUAMOAH DARTEH
Nana Akuamoah Darteh holds a BSc. in Business Administration and ABE/UK Business Management Advance Diploma/Post Graduate.
Before joining ACEP 2015, Nana Akuamoah Darteh was Teaching Assistant with Accounting Department at Pentecost University College.
Nana specializes in inventory management, budgeting, customer service management and transactions monitoring when it comes to developing Projects.
He has a wealth of experience in financial reporting and possesses strong analytical skills that has made him valuable to our team.
Most importantly, he is a visionary. He has the ability to see what others cannot see.
His advantage has always been being able to have a picture in his mind of exactly the result we intend to achieve.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting), George is currently pursuing an MBA degree in Oil and Gas Management at the University of Cape Coast. He had his National Service at the Department of Finance – University of Cape Coast, as an Administrative Assistant. He also worked as an Assistant Supply Officer at the Abura-Dunkwa District Hospital.
Eliasu is an Alumnus of the Next Generation Resource Governance Leaders Program at ACEP and a Lead for Ghana Alumnus.
Prior to joining ACEP, he served as the founding Head of STEM and Sustainability at EduSpots.
His research interests include renewable energy techno-economic feasibility analysis and lifecycle assessment, energy efficiency and demand response strategies.
He holds a Master’s in Sustainable Energy Management and a bachelor’s degree in Renewable Energy Engineering from the University of Energy and Natural Resources.
Derrick is an alumnus of the ACEP Next Generation Resource Governance Leaders Program (Cohort 1) and a Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Fellow.
Prior to joining ACEP, he worked as an Administrative Assistant at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences and Research Assistant with Estopel Research Consult.
Derrick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with Information Studies from the University of Ghana, Legon.
Gilbert currently holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Information Communication Technology from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
Anne-Marie D. Ayerson
Anne- Marie Deedei Ayerson is an alumna of the Next Generation Resource Governance Leaders Program at ACEP. She holds bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi-Ghana.
She is passionate about research, climate change, energy resource management and development and livelihood improvement. Her interest revolves around climate action, reduced inequalities, and the attainment of affordable and clean energy.
Anne-Marie previously worked as an administrative, teaching, and research assistant at the Department of Agroforestry, KNUST. She interned with A-ROCHA Ghana and volunteered as assistant field officer at Herp Conservation Ghana, Kumasi
Anne-Marie is currently in her final year reading a Master of Philosophy (MPhil.) program in Natural Resource and Environmental Governance at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.
Josephine Tweneboah Koduah
Josephine is an alumna of the ACEP Next Generation Resource Governance Leadership Program and a founding member of Lucid Future Initiative – Africa, a youth-led and youth-focused organization promoting sustainable development in Africa.
During her national service, she worked with Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) as a graduate maintenance engineer. She also interned with SolarTaxi, Tema Oil Refinery, and Nestle Ghana, through which she gained invaluable industrial experiences.
Josephine has a keen interest in energy policy, sustainability, climate change and energy transition and African development. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – Kumasi, Ghana.
Deborah holds a Diploma in Statistics, with proven data collection, analysis, and office administrative skills.
Before joining ACEP, she worked at Bureau of Market and Social Research (MSR) as a Data Analyst, Vodafone Ghana as an Inventory Officer, and Ghana Revenue Authority as a Field Officer.