The Strathmore University team
Prof Izael Pereira Da SilvaTransforming Energy Access
Professor Izael Pereira Da Silva is a renewable energy specialist with over 20 years of experience in research and academic leadership. He is a Professor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at Strathmore University where he also spearheads the UNESCO/UNITWIN chair on climate change resilience and sustainability.
He holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Science (MSc) in Electrical Engineering, with a specialization in Power Systems, from the University of Sao Paulo, as well as a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Electrical Engineering, with a specialisation in Power Systems and Telecommunications, from the Federal University of Parana.
A qualified engineer, he is a member of several engineering societies within and outside Africa such as the Council of Engineers in Energy Transition (CEET). He is also an Accredited Energy Auditor with Kenya’s Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), and a Certified Energy Manager with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Over the years, he has worked with government ministries, development agencies (like GIZ, Sida, the World Bank, etc) and industry stakeholders (within and outside Africa) in research and research-related projects, to deepen the linkage between industry and academia.
His research interests are renewable energy, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), energy efficiency, climate change mitigation and adaptation, demand-side management, energy conversion, energy utilisation and conservation, renewable energy technologies, and renewable energy policies. He has written and published extensively in these areas.
Dr. Julius ButimeTransforming Energy Access
Dr. Julius Butime is an Electrical Engineer with over 10 years of experience in research and academic leadership. He is currently the Dean of School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at Strathmore University and a Senior member of the IEEE. He was formerly Head of Engineering and Technology at the African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute based in Nairobi. He also was Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Makerere University. Dr. Julius Butime holds a PhD and a Master of Science (MSc) in Electrical Engineering, from the Universidad de Navarra, as well as a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Electrical Engineering from Makerere University. His main areas of interest are Spectrum Management, Computer vision, Radio frequency Techniques and Wireless communication.
Mr. Geoffrey Ronoh is the co-founder and Director of OFGEN Limited an organization that deals with solar PV project development and execution entity. He is also a Researcher at the Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC) and one of the founding consortium members of the Kenya Climate Innovation Centre. Mr. Geofferey Ronoh holds a Master of Science (MSc.) in Sustainable Energy Entrepreneurship from University of Nottingham and a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Electrical Engineering from University of Nairobi. He has been involved in the establishment of national curriculum, training facilities and accreditation programs on renewable energy in East Africa. In addition, he has implemented a large programme for promoting energy efficiency in Kenya’s food sector.