James Manda obtained his Master’s Degree (Msc) in Sustainable Energy Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden in 2005.
He has more than 14 years’ experience working in the Energy Sector. He worked at the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) in Zambia as Technical Director, where he was responsible for ensuring technical and operational compliance for Utilities operating in the energy sector. Prior to that, he worked at the Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC PLC) as Project Manager.
James is currently the Technical Manager at the African Forum for Utility Regulators, (AFUR), where he is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing technical projects.
National Ports Authority (APN), Cameroon
She has over eighteen (18) years of experience in water supply and sanitation regulation which includes previous work at the Zambian national WSS regulator and development cooperation.
She has been spearheading initiatives to strengthen WSS regulation and support African WSS regulators to improve urban sanitation services through integration of non-sewered sanitation in regulation.
Loughborough University and Hon. Dr Kandeh Yumkella, MP, Founder & CEO. TENN
She is currently a Projects Management Officer under the office of the Chief Executive Officer at the Electricity Control Board (ECB). She has been with the institution for the past seven (7) years, and she is mainly responsible for monitoring and tracking of ECB projects and the overall execution of the institution’s strategy.
Before she joined the Regulator, she served as an Advisor on Knowledge Management for the Biomass project at the GIZ, where she was mainly responsible for assessing the value chain. She also previously worked for the Namibia Energy Institute (NEI) where she was mainly involved in the management of the institute’s projects.
She successful completed various Professional Development Programmes in the areas of project management and strategy execution.
Lydia holds a Masters Degree in Sustainable and Renewable Energies from the University of Stellenbosch and a Bachelor of Science Degree with a focus in Environmental Science from the University of Namibia. She is currently finalising her Project Management Professional certification programme with the Southern Southern Africa (SoAfr) School of Project Management.
Dr. Geofrey Okoboi is the Director of Economic Regulation at Electricity Regulatory Authority of Uganda (ERA). Among others, he is incharge of pricing, planning and research across the electricity value-chain. Dr. Okoboi has also worked as a Research Fellow, University Lecturer and Banker in Uganda. He holds a PhD, MA and BSc degrees in Economics and has published various papers in energy, agriculture and tax policy -focusing on understanding the socio-economic impact of public sector development interventions.
Africa Energy Services Group (AESG), Kenya
Off-Grid Regulation and Market Development
Kanara Solutions & I@Consulting
General Manager, National Ports Authority (APN), Cameroon
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)