Dr Emmanuel Wendsongre Ramde is a mechanical engineer, an energy specialist and project management, monitoring and evaluation expert. He is presently a senior lecturer and the immediate past director of The Brew-Hammond Energy Centre, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. From 2012 to 2019, Ing. Dr Ramde has served as the Ghana National Representative of the African Network for Solar Energy (ANSOLE) but from 2012, he has been serving as the Vice Regional Representative of ANSOLE in West Africa. He reads, writes and speaks both English and French fluently in addition to his mother tongue, Mooré.
Ing. Dr Ramde has about seventeen years of experience in designing, implementing, managing, monitoring and evaluating energy projects. He has been working with all the major regional and international development partners and national stakeholders. He has been teaching, consulting and conducting research in Energy including Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat transfer, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Internal Combustion Engines, Turbo-machinery, Aerodynamics, Pneumatics and Hydraulics. He is also serving as visiting scholar, moderator of programmes, external examiner and scientific board member in a number of universities within and outside Ghana. He is a reviewer in a number of journals including Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development and British Journal of Applied Technologies.
Ing. Dr Ramde has been managing a number of energy projects and conducting consultancy jobs in the energy sector. Dr Ramde has been consulting for UNIDO, USAID, GIZ, AFREC, ECREEE through The Brew-Hammond Energy Centre and Arthur Energy Advisors, The World Bank through Danish Energy Management, The European Commission through AETS, etc.
Ing. Dr Ramde has completed all requirements for a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance at the School of Business of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is waiting to graduate in the coming weeks
In November 2020, Ing. Dr Ramde has been made “Chevalier de l’Ordre de l’Etalon’’ (Knight of the Order of the Stallion), the highest national award of Burkina Faso conferred to people by the president for outstanding personal merit and distinguished service to the nation.