Dr. Julius Ahiekpor
Dr. Julius Cudjoe Ahiekpor is the Director at the Institute of Research, Innovation, and Development (IRID). He is a Senior Lecturer at the Chemical Engineering Department of Kumasi Technical University. His works spans the areas of sustainable energy production, energy access, and modern energy cooking solutions. He has over 13 years of experience and knowledge in renewable energy technologies and has been involved in several projects and studies including; the identification of barriers to RE technology transfer to Ghana, advocacy for accelerated development of RE based mini-grids in island communities of Ghana, assessment of rural woodstove market, mapping of the clean cooking sector in Ghana, capacity needs assessment for renewable energy and energy efficiency in West Africa, feasibility study and implementation plan to establish 200 institutional biogas systems in Ghana, etc. He is the Bioenergy Coordinator at Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CREK). He is also the Acting Executive Director at Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (CEESD). He was part of the Technical Committee which developed standards for cookstoves for Ghana.