Gifty Mensah

Research Assistant/PhD Candidate, The Energy Center, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

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Energy is a double-edged sword, cutting on both sides; on one hand we need it as development is impossible without it. However energy conversion and utilization has negative impacts on people and the environment.

The key is thus to find a way to minimize these negative impacts while maximizing the benefits of energy. This can be achieved through utilising clean and renewable sources of energy as well as vigorously pursuing energy efficiency.

Gifty Mensah is the project coordinator of the REEEP-funded project on "Building a reliable energy access database for sustainable energy expansion in Ghana". In this role she works to ensure that each member on the project team carries out their duties, ensuring that the entire project activities are executed as planned.

She has worked as a research assistant at The Energy Center under Prof. Brew-Hammond since November 2011, where her duties have included research in the area of energy access, writing proposals and working as part of the Center’s team to execute specific activities relating to ongoing projects.

Academic qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering (Energy Access Indicators)
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Master of Science, Industrial Ecology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Bachelor of Science, Chemical   Engineering
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Home town

Pramso, Ashanti, Ghana

Fields of expertise

Energy and Environment, solid waste management

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