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Mr. Ishmael Edjekumhene

Mr. Ishmael Edjekumhene

Executive Director

Mr. Ishmael Edjekumhene is currently the Executive Director of KITE. Mr. Edjekumhene joined KITE in 1999 as a Projects Officer. Mr. Edjekumhene has been involved in the development and/or execution of several development-related research projects thereby contributing substantially to the body of knowledge being generated within KITE. He has in addition been managing the KITE office in Kumasi as well as being a member of the KITE Management Committee since 2003. He has thus been involved in the decision making processes of the organization and the direct supervision of the day to day operations of project and non-project staff. Mr. Edjekumhene has also represented KITE at several international, regional and national fora/conferences notably among them are the 2008 Washington Renewable Energy Conference and the 6th Conference of Parties (COP 6) in Hague, the Netherlands in 2000. Mr. Edjekumhene’s current research interests include ensuring the provision and preservation of energy public benefits such as access, energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental protection in a reformed energy sector, mainstreaming of energy in national development programmes and climate change with emphasis on the monetization of carbon. He holds a Masters degree in Economics (Public Policy) from the University of Hull, UK and Bachelors degree in Land Economy (with first class honours) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He is married to Rita and blessed with three kids – Awura Ama, Nana Osei and Oheneba.