Prof. Dr. George Yaw Obeng

Country of current residence

Ghana

Current position

Associate Professor

Current institute employer

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST)

Private address

P.O.Box UP 1213, KNUST, Kumasi.

Private phone

00233-51-62033

Profession

Agricultural Engineer

Specialisation

Renewable Energy & Development

Degrees / expertise

BSc. Agricultural Engineering (Kumasi, Ghana)

MSc. Appropriate Technology and Rural Development (Flensburg, Germany)

PhD Development Studies

Professional experience

Since I995, Research Fellow & Lecturer

Renewable Energy Conversion Technologies (Solar and Biomass) and Production Techniques.

Research using social science and engineering tools in SME clusters

2010

Obeng, G., and H.-D. Evers.  2010.  Impacts of public solar PV, Electrification on rural microenterprises: The case of Ghana.  Energy for Sustainable Development , 14   : 223-231   .

2008

Brew-Hammond, A., L. Darkwah, G. Obeng and F. Kemausuor.  2008.  Renewable Energy Technology, Capacity Building and R&D in Africa..  Thematic Background Paper for International Conference on Renewable Energy in Africa. Jointly organised by the Government of Senegal, the African Union (AU), German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), 16-18 April, Dakar, Senegal
Obeng, G.  2008.  Renewable Energy and Poverty Reduction: A Study of the Impact of Solar PV Electrification in Rural Ghana..  Doctoral thesis at  Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.  Further Information
Obeng, G., F.O. Akuffo, I. Braimah, H.-D. Evers and E. Mensah.  2008.  Impact of Solar Photovoltaic Electrification on Indoor Air Smoke in Off-grid Rural Households in Ghana.  Energy for Sustainable Development , 12   : 59-65   .
Obeng, G., H.-D. Evers, G.O. Akuffo, I. Braimah, and A. Brew-Hammond.  2008.  Solar Photovoltaic Electrification and Rurtal Energy-poverty in Ghana.  Energy for Sustainable Development, 12   : 43-54   .
Obeng, G.Y., F.O. Akuffo, I. Braimah, H-D. Evers and E. Mensah.  2008.  Impact of Solar Photovoltaic Lighting on Indoor Air Smoke in Off-grid Rural Ghana.  The Journal of the International Energy Initiative, 7 (1)   : 55-61   .
Obeng, G.Y., H-D. Evers, F.O. Akuffo, I. Braimah, and A. Brew Hammond..  2008.  Solar Photovoltaic Electrification and Rural Energy Poverty in Ghana. Energy for Sustainable Development, Vol. XII, No.1: 19-30. Energy for Sustainable Development.  The Journal of the International Energy Initiative, 7   : 43-54   .

2007

Mensah, E., Kyei-Baffour, N., Ofori, E., and Obeng, G.Y..  2007.  Influence of Human Activities and Land Use on Heavy Metal Concentration in Irrigated Vegetables in Ghana and Probable Health Implications..  In Yanful et al (Eds.), Building Tools and capacity for Sustainable Production, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Environment Research, Technology and Policy, July 17-19, Accra, Ghana, Africa
Obeng, G. Y., Evers, H-D, Akuffo, F.O., Braimah, I., and Brew-Hammond, A..  2007.  Solar PV Rural Electrification and Energy-Poverty Assessment in Ghana: A Principal Component Analysis.  ZEF Working Paper Series No. 25. ISSN 1864-6638

2006

Obeng, G.Y.  2006.  Energy Services for the Rural Poor: A Comparative Analysis of Solar Service Centres and Multifunctional Platforms and Lessons for Ghana.  Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 26 (2)160-169, .

2004

Obeng, G.Y.  2004.  Modern Energy Services for the Poor: Going for Solar Service Centres or Multifunctional Platforms?, in, 'Renewble Energy in Schleswig-Holstein: regional experience for International Development', Conference Proceedings, Flensburg..  In, ‘Renewable Energy in Schleswig-Holstein: Regional Experience for International Development’, Proceedings of Summer School, Flensburg
Obeng, G.Y.  2004.  Development of a Mechanized Plantain Slicer.  Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 24(2), : 126-133   .

2002

Obeng, G.Y.  2002.  Kumasi Suame Magazine: A Background Paper.  Microfinance Article Library. ITDG Publishing, London.  

2000

Obeng, G.Y.  2000.  The Role of Micro and Small-scale Engineering Enterprises in Providing Food Security in Ghana: The case of Suame Magazine.  In: Agodzo, S.K. and Ashburner, J.E (eds.): Eng. Contribution to Food Security in Dev. Countries Proceedings.   Download [DOC]
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Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Research themes
  • Land use and food security
  • Renewable energy
  • Methods
Research countries
  • Ghana
Research projects
1.CIDA-UR/USTRenewable Energy Project (1995-2000) 2.GEF-UNDP/TCC Training in the Development of Environment friendly Cookstove Project (2002-2004) 3.UNU-INTECH/KITE Research Study on Impact & Potential of ICTs in SMMEs in Kenya and Ghana (2000-2002)
Working groups

Culture, Knowledge and Development

Professional experience
Since I995, Research Fellow & Lecturer Renewable Energy Conversion Technologies (Solar and Biomass) and Production Techniques. Research using social science and engineering tools in SME clusters
Degrees

BSc. Agricultural Engineering (Kumasi, Ghana)

MSc. Appropriate Technology and Rural Development (Flensburg, Germany)

PhD Development Studies

Funding institutions

DAAD/GTZ

Contacts

Technology Consultancy Centre, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Tel. Office: 00233-51-60296, Tel. Res. 00233-51-62033

Research affiliation

Department of Planning

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Centre for Development Research ZEF, Bonn

SESAM, University of Flensburg, Flensburg

Doctoral research funded by

DAAD/GTZ

Cooperation partners

Centre for Development Studies (ZEF), Bonn

George Yaw Obeng

Former Junior Researcher

Former Department :
External

Private E-Mail:
geo_yaw(at)yahoo.com