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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.
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...
Staff at Kiira Motors evaluate a design for the Kayoola solar bus

Can Software Help Drive Solar Power Competitiveness in Africa?

Cost consideration is a major barrier to solar power adoption in Africa where consumer purchasing power may be several magnitudes lower than that in...
Obama at an MKOPA Solar Display Stand in Kenya

Improving Off-Grid Solar Power Appeal in Rural Africa

Africa’s low levels of energy access provide a good opportunity for power solution providers and solar power is now proving to be a one...
A Mini-Grid Solar Power Installation in Rural Benin City Nigeria

How Solar Power is Taking Development to Rural Africa

The impact of solar power in Africa can be described as transformational. Apart from the promise of powering small and Medium-sized companies in areas...
Solar-Powered Data Centre in Dutse

Mapping the Solar Financing Opportunities and Trends in Africa

Africa has a very enviable solar irradiance, which makes it an attractive region for promoting on grid and off grid solar power projects. In...

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