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Stephen Karekezi


Director, African Energy Policy Research Network, Kenya

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Created: 4th Dec 2008
Modified: 4th Dec 2008
Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Renewable Energy
African Energy Policy Research Network (AFREPEN)
Working primarily in:

Description of Work:
The African Energy Policy Research Network (AFREPREN) was created in 1989 with the aim of promoting research relating to the formulation and implementation of appropriate policy in the field of energy in the countries of East, Central and Southern Africa. It also seeks to strengthen research capacity within the region. Currently, under its sponsorship, over 90 African energy professionals from ten countries are engaged in research on six themes - institutions, management and efficiency; capacity building and technology; financing and markets; local and regional environment; and climate change. The Network is co-ordinated and administrated by a professional secretariat based in Nairobi. AFREPREN is funded by the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (Sida) and the Governmet of Norway.
Biographical Information
Stephen Karekezi
(At a Glance)
Gender: male
Field: Energy Policy

Educational Background
BSc Honours Production Engineering, Loughborough University, UK, 1980

MSc Industrial Management, Birmingham University, UK, 1982

Professional Career (Including Position)
2003 - present Member of the Steering Committee of the GTZ/BMZ/UNEP-led Global Network on Energy for
Sustainable Development (GNESD).

2003 - present Member of the Partnership Board of the World Bank/ESMAP-led Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP).

1995 - 2002 Member of the Scientific Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) which is co-managed by the World Bank, UNDP and UNEP.

1987 - to date AFREPREN (African Energy Policy Research Network), Nairobi, Kenya: Founder Member & Director.

1989 - to date FWD - I (Foundation for Woodstove Dissemination - International), Netherlands and Kenya: Executive Secretary and principal energy specialist.

1986 - 1989 USAID - US Agency for International Dev

- Regional Energy and Natural Resources Advisor for eastern and southern Africa.
- Programme Manager of USAID-financed KENGO Regional Wood Energy Programme for Africa.
1983 - 1986 Firestone (now subsidiary of Bridgestone) East Africa Ltd, Nairobi, Kenya: Engineer

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