Dr. Joseph Essandoh-Yeddu Holds Lectures with PhD students
Dr. Joseph Essandoh-Yeddu, the Head, Strategic Planning and Policy, Ghana Energy Commission, Ghana will be holding series of lectures with PhD students as part of the Centre's Sub-Saharan African energy development initiative and collaboration.
The lectures will run from July to August, 2016 during which he is expected to deliver two seminar papers.
First Seminar: "Climate Change and Energy in light of the Paris Agreement: Challenges and Opportunities for Africa"
Second Seminar: "Natural Gas Market: Potential for Inter-and Intra-African Trade"
Biography of Dr. Joseph Essandoh-Yeddu
Dr. Joseph Essandoh-Yeddu is the Head of SPPD. He joined the energy sector through the erstwhile National Energy Board in 1989. Starting as an Associate Programme Officer for Solar Energy, he rose through the ranks to Senior Programme Officer till 1999 when he left for Sweden for his master’s programme. Upon his return in 2001, he moved to energy planning where he co-led the national and Energy Commission’s team that produced Ghana’s Strategic National Energy Plan 2006 – 2020. He has been a member of Government of Ghana’s negotiating team to the UN Climate Change convention and Kyoto Protocol since 2005. He has been the head of the Strategic Planning and Policy Division of the Energy Commission since 2003.
Dr. Essandoh-Yeddu has a B.Sc in Physics from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST, Kumasi) (1981-1985). He holds an MSc Engineering degree in Environment and Energy Planning from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg University in Sweden (1999-2001).
He has his PhD research at the Bureau of Economic Geology of the Jackson School of Geosciences of the University of Texas at Austin in the USA from 2006-2009 where he looked into the economics of geological capture and storage of anthropogenic carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery in Texas Gulf Coast. Whilst in Austin, Texas, he also worked as an energy economist at the Bureau. He received his PhD degree in 2010 from University of Cape Coast.