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Energy Transition in the African Economy Post 2050

Energy Transition in the African Economy Post 2050
Author(s)/Editor(s): Olayinka Ohunakin (Covenant University, Nigeria)
Copyright: ©2023
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8638-9
ISBN13: 9781799886389
ISBN10: 1799886387
EISBN13: 9781799886396


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In today’s modern world, it is critical for countries and businesses to implement sustainable practices in order to evolve and grow. The African economy is one such area that requires further study and consideration to ensure it can thrive in the coming years.

Energy Transition in the African Economy Post 2050 emphasizes the need for Sub-Saharan African countries to lay an enduring foundation for sustainable development and considers different ways this can be done as well as the associated challenges. Covering topics such as policy, public financing, climate finance, and clean energy, this reference source is ideal for government officials, policymakers, business owners, managers, industry professionals, researchers, scholars, practitioners, academicians, instructors, and students.

Author's/Editor's Biography

Olayinka Ohunakin (Ed.)
Olayinka S. Ohunakin is an internationally recognized professor of energy systems. He is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Covenant University, Nigeria. He is a Beahrs Fellow, College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley; Visiting Scholar, Center for African Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Visiting Professor, Centre for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law (CPEEL), University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He is also the Head, The Energy and Environment Research Group (TEERG), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Covenant University, Nigeria. He is an energy and environmental expert with vast knowledge in renewable energy technologies, distributed generation and hybrid grid systems, design and evaluation of low-carbon systems, energy modeling, climate modeling, energy audits, cost-benefit analysis of renewable energy investments, energy efficient building simulations and designs, energy economics, policies, finance and management, with in-depth researches in energy conversion and management, energy efficiency and conservation techniques, conventional energy sources and power plants. He is a registered member of several professional bodies; he has written several articles widely published on energy in leading peer-reviewed ‘high impact’ journals cutting across Springer, Elsevier, Sage and Taylor & Francis publishers ( ). He is currently serving in the capacity as the Conference Chair, International Conference on Engineering for a Sustainable World (ICESW 2021), and reviewer/editorial membership to numerous energy journals. He has also presented several positions papers in conferences and workshops both locally and internationally. He has been involved in several National Assignments for Nigeria at the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC), member, Inter-Ministerial Committee on Climate Change (ICCC), and technical expert on standards for the Standard Organization of Nigeria. He has served as a consultant on several projects for the Worldbank/IFC, AfDB, KfW, AFD, GIZ, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), UNDP-GEF project on Energy Efficiency in Nigeria, etc. He is also a consultant to several NGOs and private bodies (both foreign and local). He is currently a Nominated National Expert for Nigeria at UNFCCC.


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