Speaker Bio

Andrew Amadi

Andrew Amadi is a chemical engineer by training and has worked in the energy sector for over 24 years. In this period he has been able to engage with all types of renewable energy as well as having worked in the petroleum sector.

Since 2007 he has been on the front line in the response to climate change. His personal and professional commitment is aligned to achieving resilience and prosperity in the face of climate change. The way he has gone about this is by dedicating himself towards finding renewable and energy efficiency solutions in Africa and beyond.

He has achieved this by working exclusively in environment, renewable energy and energy efficiency-related sectors since 2007 including carrying out of energy audits, and being able to set up a Energy Service Company (ESCOs), take part of the development and implementation of energy efficiency projects. He was instrumental in setting up the Association of Energy Professionals Eastern Africa and has actively participated in the development of sustainable energy policy for public and private sector organizations.

He was part of the team that developed guidelines and policy recommendations for integrating energy efficiency in all Africa Union and European Union Energy Partnership.

He has also worked in the water sector and strongly believes that there is an urgency to develop solutions that will make potable water available, reliable and of good quality, especially as the population grows in Africa and the impact of climate change takes effect that will affect the energy, water and food nexus.

As the CEO of the Kenya Renewable Energy Association, he is committed professionally to developing and promoting the use of renewable energy in order to be able to achieve universal access and a growth projection for Africa that is driven entirely by renewable energy.