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Chijioke Mama

Chijioke Mama
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Chijioke Mama is a Senior Energy Analyst, Strategy Consultant and Syndicated Columnist. Chijioke is one of the leading voices in Africa’s energy discourse, with over 60 research-based and investment-focused publications on energy matters in Sub-Saharan Africa. His core skills lie in energy investment and policy analysis/modeling for the Africa’s energy landscape, including solar power. Through EnergyDatar, a company he founded, he provides market entry/operational advice for solar investors in Africa. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA - Management) obtained in 2014, from the University of Lagos, in Lagos Nigeria. Chijioke is multi-lingual (Intermediate Spanish, Basic French and Fluent English) with good consulting & people skills.
Relationships Between Solar PV Technical Risks and Bankability

A Lender’s Perspective on Solar PV Technical Risks and Bankability

For a solar PV lender, the core challenge in ensuring the profitability of a PV investment lies in making correct assumptions at the planning...
Solar PV Quality Conerns in Africa

Solar PV Quality Concerns in Africa

The need for a strong quality control, assurance and standards regime across the PV value chain in Africa is getting more critical. The associated...
Sahara Desert Solarification Process

Solarification of Deserts: the Case of Africa’s Sahara

From the pacific coastlines of the Atacama Desert to the sandy dunes of the Sahara; harvesting the abundant irradiance of the world’s deserts has...
Adoption of Energy Efficient Appliances Can Save Low-Income Household’s Money

State of Adoption: Energy Efficient Appliances/Practices in Africa

For many African countries, Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) are either absent or loosely regulated. Poor legislation and absent will for enforcement, have now...
World Bank - Solar Market Predictions

Africa Amidst 2018 Global Solar Market Predictions

GTM Research’s new Global Solar Data Hub projects that, “2018 will be the first-ever triple-digit year for the global solar market, with an anticipated 106...
Solar Achievements in Africa: People Installing Solar Panels

2017 and Recent African Solar Achievements

As the year 2017 draws to an end, it is imperative that Africa should measure its clean energy access achievements, re-evaluate its strategies and...
Nairobi - One of Africa’s Fast Urbanizing Cities

Why Africa’s Fast Urbanizing Cities Should Think Solar?

The United Nations (UN) projects that urbanization rates will continue to increase in Africa, reaching 60% by 2050 from a mere 15% in 1960....
One Belt One Solar Road Perspective

One Belt, One Solar Road: Exporting China’s Solar Strides to Africa

China is sometimes accused of practicing neocolonialism in Africa. However China’s relationship and footprints in Africa have mostly grown in the last few decades...
Pico Solar Lights in Africa

Pico-Scale Solar for Pico-Rural Growth in Africa

For the so called Base of the Pyramid (BoP) in developing countries, energy needs can be quite simple. In predominantly rural communities, household power...
Solar Equipment trading in Africa

What’s the Current State of Solar Equipment Import Trade in Africa?

One of the fundamental impacts of energy poverty in Africa is the limiting influence on the growth of manufacturing. Manufacturing in several sectors in...

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