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CCG in Ghana


The CCG Ghana Network logo including the logos of CCG, the Centre for Global Equality, and Strathmore University, Nairobi

CCG has been working with Ghana since November 2022, as CCG’s fifth partner country.  Our academic and coordinating partners are The Brew-Hammond Energy Centre at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (TBHEC-KNUST), officially established in August 2023.

We have been working with our collaborators to discuss key priorities and practical modes of engagement to ensure we avoid duplicating work and contribute meaningfully to the energy, transport and finance sectors.

In May 2024, CCG will have its next Energy Modelling Platform – Africa (EMP-A 2024) in Ghana. The event will be hosted in collaboration with the Ghana Energy Commission, Ministry of Energy, and Ghana Atomic Energy Commission. Each year, CCG runs ‘Summer Schools’ to build practical knowledge of how to use the various Energy Modelling tools that we offer such as OSeMOSYS, MAED and IRENA’s FlexTool. A full list of our Energy Modelling Offer is available here.

Ghana CCG Network Activities

In September 2023, members of the CCG consortium along with more than 30 stakeholders from across the energy, transport, and finance sector in Ghana gathered to begin collaboration discussions at the Ghana CCG Network Inception Workshop. We heard from Ghanaian experts about the key policy and priority areas. Three key areas that are coming out as priorities include the electrification of transport, financing of the energy transition, and ensuring a just and inclusive transition in Ghana as the country continues to grow and develop.

Photo of the participants of the Ghana CCG Network Inception Workshop in Accra, Ghana – Sept 2023
Photo of the participants of the Ghana CCG Network Inception Workshop in Accra, Ghana – Sept 2023

The Ghana CCG Network Team

A headshot of Francis Kemausuor

Prof Francis Kemausuor
Ghana Coordinator, (KNUST)

Francis Kemausuor is a co-coordinator of CCG activities in Ghana. Francis is an Associate Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering at KNUST. He is also a fellow of The Brew-Hammond Energy Centre (the unit that coordinates CCG activities) at KNUST. His work focuses on Energy Policy and Planning, Rural Energy Systems and Bioenergy Technologies. Together with Dr Joseph Oppong Akowuah, Francis coordinates CCG activities in Ghana.

A headshot of Joseph Akowuah

Ing Prof Joseph Akowuah
Ghana Coordinator, (KNUST)

Joseph was until recently the Director of the Brew-Hammond Energy Centre. He is now Head of the Department for Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering at KNUST. His research focuses on post-harvest engineering, stored grain protection, techno-economic analysis, and design and development of low-capacity drying systems utilising renewable energy sources (solar and biomass) for grain handling and processing to mitigate post-harvest loss and food waste in Sub-Saharan Africa. He has over 15 years of experience in teaching, research, and extension work and is involved in various collaborative research and extension works with local and international experts.

Mr Paxwell Adjei

Paxwell Damptey Adjei is a researcher who specialises in crop processing technologies, postharvest engineering, and biomass waste management. He holds a Master of Philosophy in Food and Postharvest Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. With more than four years of research experience, he has worked as a Teaching and Research Assistant and a Project Research Assistant at the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Mr. Adjei’s goal is to lead research efforts focused on generating energy from biomass waste to enhance food processing and preservation technologies. 

UK-based (Centre for Global Equality and University of Cambridge)

Dr Beth Tennyson
Dr Kirsty Mackinlay
Dr Lara Allen [profile]


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All the research relevant to Ghana can be found on the CCG Research Index here.