Terra Energy

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Diverse Expertise

We have broad expertise in energy transition projects, including technology, strategy, and research.

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Customer Oriented

Our approach is to collaboratively work with our clients to achieve high-quality results and exceed expectations.

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Driven by Ambition

We are a rapidly developing firm driven by the ambition to support Africa's sustainable development.

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About Us

We are a youth-led consulting firm with a mission to tackle Africa's complex energy challenges

We work with intl. organizations, DFIs, philanthropies, government, and the private sector to develop innovative programs and initiatives that support Africa's energy transition.

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Market Expertise

We have strong expertise in the renewable energy markets of Morocco, Sudan, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, and Rwanda.

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Partners Network

We have a broad network of partner organizations, including EPC companies, legal advisory firms, and think tanks.

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Knowledge Hub

We have a dedicated knowledge hub "Clean Energy 4 Africa" that provides news and educational content on sustainable energy.

Our Knowledge Hub "Clean Energy 4 Africa" has been featured in:

Our Services

to public and private institutions

Analyzing market trends, opportunities, and challenges in sustainable energy sectors.

Developing stakeholders engagement strategies, conducting interviews, and public forums.

Supporting intl. companies and industry associations with market entry strategies and business development services.

Developing high-quality reports and policy memos for intl. organizations and philanthropies.

Implementing tailored training in sustainable energy to universities, government, and private institutions

Developing tailored programs for youth empowerment, capacity building, and mentorship.

Consultants Profiles

Our Team Members

Badiane Gahamanyi

Research Intern

Badiane Gahamanyi

Research Intern
<p><img src="https://terraenergi.co/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Badiane-300x300.jpeg&quot; alt="" width="300" height="300" /></p> <h2>Badiane Gahamanyi</h2> <p>Research Intern</p> <p>Badiane is an ambitious and results-driven climate professional with a passion for making a positive impact on the world. As an intern at Terra Energy, she conducts research on energy and climate topics in Rwanda while also pursuing her Bachelor's degree in entrepreneurial Leadership in Planetary Health Pathway at African Leadership University. This program provides her with the knowledge to address global challenges posed by climate change and find sustainable solutions. Badiane is also actively involved in community outreach as part of the Youth Volunteer Committee, where she works together with other Rwandese to make meaningful contributions towards their local area. Her combination of academic, professional, and community experiences makes her well-rounded individual who is determined to create a better future for all through hard work and dedication.</p>

Esther Mukami Githinji

Senior Editor, Clean Energy 4 Africa platform

Esther Mukami Githinji

Senior Editor, Clean Energy 4 Africa platform
<img src="https://terraenergi.co/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Esther-e1673762372818-228x300.png&quot; alt="" width="228" height="300" /> <h2>Esther Mukami Githinji</h2> Senior Editor for the Clean Energy 4 Africa platform Esther Mukami Githinji is a lawyer based in Nairobi, Kenya with a passion in renewable energy. She is a graduate of the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor in Law. During her undergraduate studies, she specialized in energy law and environmental law. She is soon to be admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya after successfully completing the Advocates Training Program at the Kenya School of Law. She has worked previously in different capacities in various law firms and government institutions in Kenya. She is well-versed in the legal framework that pertains to energy. She is a good researcher and legal analysis. She is always looking for avenues to grow, gather knowledge and apply her skills with respect to renewable energy. She is committed to making the most of every opportunity to become an effective lawyer and a valuable member of the community. To build and contribute through participation in the national, regional, and international legal arena. Esther is the Senior Editor for the Clean Energy 4 Africa platform. To contact her for inquiries on publishing content on our website: <a href="mailto:esther@cleanenergy4africa.org">esther@cleanenergy4africa.org</a>

Akmal Alsagh

Business Development Specialist

Akmal Alsagh

Business Development Specialist
<img src="https://terraenergi.co/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Photo_Akmal-Alsagh-283x300.jpg&quot; alt="" width="283" height="300" /> <h2>Akmal Alsagh</h2> Business Development Specialist (Sudan) Akmal is Terra Energy's Business Development Specialist and Country Representative in Sudan. Akmal is a young energy researcher with a background in mechanical engineering and a strong passion for renewables and sustainability, he has an immense experience as a young professional, he authored and contributed to various published reports on Sudan's renewable energy market, he was the main author of a survey report titled ‘Technical Training in the Sudan Solar PV Sector’, and also played a crucial role as a reviewer for the ‘Guide to Solar Energy in Sudan’ – the first consumer guide of its kind in Sudan. Additionally, Akmal played a significant role in many renewable energy consultancy projects in Sudan and Africa. He has contributed to a project intended to conduct a comprehensive market assessment study for the Sudan SME Catalytic Fund Project, with an emphasis on SMEs working in the renewable energy and agribusiness sectors. He also contributed to a project intended to conduct a research brief on customer-driven business models that can scale up renewable energy and e-mobility in 6 African countries. Akmal is the focal point for partnerships and developments of Terra Energy’s work in Sudan. He can be reached at: <a href="mailto:akmal@terraenergi.co">akmal@terraenergi.co</a>

Dr. Mohamed Alhaj

Founder & Managing Director

Dr. Mohamed Alhaj

Founder & Managing Director
<img src="https://terraenergi.co/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Mohammed01-300x300.jpg&quot; alt="" width="300" height="300" /> <h2>Dr. Mohamed Alhaj</h2> Founder & Managing Director Dr. Mohamed Alhaj is a young energy leader, a competent sustainable energy consultant, and an expert researcher. He is also the founder of Terra Energy's knowledge hub, <a href="https://cleanenergy4africa.org/">Clean Energy 4 Africa</a>. - which has been acknowledged by the UN as being among the top 98 youth initiatives globally that promote SDG7. Dr. Mohamed has strong experience in working with intl. organizations, utilities, and philanthropies in various energy transition projects in Africa and globally. He has worked with the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) and kFW Bank in conducting a comprehensive market assessment study for the Sudan SME Catalytic Fund, with an emphasis on SMEs working in the renewable energy and agribusiness sectors. He also worked with the Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE) in conducting a study on customer-driven business models that can scale up renewable energy and e-mobility in Morocco, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, and South Africa. Furthermore, he worked for three years as a technical expert with the Public Utility Company in Qatar, where he took part in developing the national renewable energy strategy for the country. Moreover, he is a research consultant for the Energy for Growth Hub working on developing policy memos for the desalination market in Africa. Mohamed completed his Ph.D., at 28 years old, at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Qatar) where he worked on developing a sustainable solar-driven seawater desalination technology. His Ph.D. research, which received several prestigious awards investigated the technical performance, environmental impact, and economic feasibility of solar-driven low-pressure thermal desalination, particularly for water-scarce countries. Mohamed also holds an MSc. degree in Energy Technology from the National University of Malaysia and a BEng. degree with honors in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Nottingham. Dr. Mohamed is an expert in renewable energy research and has published several peer-reviewed papers in high-impact journals in the areas of sustainability, solar energy, desalination, and life-cycle assessment. He is also an editorial board member in UCL’s Open Environment Journal. His full list of publications can be seen <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=TZMPDJ4AAAAJ&hl=en&quot; target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>. He is also the founder and associate editor of the African Journal of Engineering & Technology. In addition, he has been involved in applying for four research grants under the Qatar National Research Fund (National Priorities Research Program), out of which two were awarded a total of $1.2 million. He is also a principal investigator for a research project on energy systems modeling and optimization, funded by the Qatar National Research Fund. Dr. Mohamed is a recognized expert in Sudan's renewable energy sector. He is the first-ever country contributor for Sudan in the Annual Solar Outlook Report (2022), published by the Middle East Solar Industries Association. In addition, he led the development of the Guide to Solar Energy in Sudan - the first consumer guide of its kind in the country, and also developed the first-ever database of solar companies in Sudan. He was also an invited jury member for Africa Solar Awards (2022), by the Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA). Moreover, he has participated as a panelist, a moderator, and a speaker in numerous intl. conferences such as UN Energy 2021, African Climate Week 2022 in Gabon, and COP27 in Egypt. In addition to his professional work, Dr. Mohamed is the chairman of the first-ever RES4Africa Foundation’s Youth Task Force, where he advises the Foundation in its youth engagement strategies. For speaking requests, coaching, consulting, or training inquiries, you can contact Dr. Mohamed at: <a href="mailto:mohamed@terraenergi.co">mohamed@terraenergi.co</a>
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