Impact

Partner 

Project name 

Country 

Duration 

Remarks / Impact  

Role on Assignment 

Berkeley Air Monitoring Group 

Assessment of University of Zambia Cookstove Testing Laboratory 

Zambia 

February 2022-June 30th 2022 

Ongoing 

Undertake an assessment of the current capabilities of the Stove Testing facilities at the Technology Development and Advisory Unit (TDAU) at the University of Zambia and to make recommendations to the Government of Zambia (GRZ) and advise it as to how its capacity can be strengthened to enable it to operate as the Zambian center of excellence for stove assessment using current ISO/IWA stove testing standards 

Energy Commission, Ghana 

Technical capacity building of local stove manufacturers, cookstove associations, Policy maker, stove testers on the basics of cookstove design and interpretation of laboratory test results. 

Ghana 

August 2021 -December 2021 

Completed. 

Conducted virtual and physical trainings for cookstove stakeholders in Ghana. 

  1. Decipher the fundamentals of production development and stove design 
  1. Redress the challenges of stove construction materials selection through matching stove performance to materials properties 
  1. Educate trainees on relevant stove testing protocols. 
  • Develop a training report highlighting gaps identified among participants during both the virtual and physical training 
  • Developing the training material that guided 

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) 

Promoting Solar Powered Irrigation and pumping in Uganda 

Uganda 

August 2021 – May 2022 

Ongoing 

1) Conduct training needs assessment for each of the categories of the trainees in (solar powered) irrigation technologies. 

2.) Develop training content and design training materials for training each category of trainees.  

3.) Deliver training for the different categories of trainees i.e., Farmers, Technicians, District Agricultural officers and Banking officers.  Each session of training will have a maximum of 50 trainees 

GIZ 

Compilation of a Practical and Illustrated Assembly and Exercise Manual for a Solar PV Training Stand & Training of Trainers 

Uganda 

March 2020 – September 2021 

Ongoing  

1) To create a true to scale schematic drawing of the solar PV training stand including illustrations of the main components showing their location and interconnections.  

2) To develop a practical and professionally illustrated manual combining assembly instructions with a collection of 30 practical exercises and experiments for a Solar PV Training Stand & Training of Trainers for the selected VTIs in Uganda.  

3) To implement a 5-day solar PV training of trainers (ToT) for 25-50 participants. 4) To assist one further VTI in setting up 10-15 training stands and train 5-6 VTI lecturers and teachers. 

Loughborough University, UK 

Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) Programme _ CREST Pilot Study 

 

Uganda 

January 2021- September 2023 

Ongoing 

In-field research on cooking with electricity testing of two pilot systems, i.e., AC and DC  PowerHubs in communities  

Karlsruhe University of Applied Research, Germany  

Solar powered wastewater treatment and reuse for hospitals in Uganda 

Uganda 

August 2021- April 2022 

Ongoing 

Solar training of 20 persons and conducting socio economic surveys 

GIZ-PREEP 

Consultancy services for the verification of solar home systems sales made by distribution partner companies under the Last – Mile Result Based Finance (RBF) 

Uganda 

June 2021 –September 2022 

Ongoing 

Verifications and auditing of paper trails of each claim from each solar company; phone and field verification of installations; Reporting on findings. 

Grüne Bürgerenergie (GBE), GIZ    

Inspection of solar off-grid PV systems at up 30 health centres in West Nile sub-region, design & costing of rehabilitation, replacement, new installation and upgrading works as well as verification of works 

Uganda 

August 2020- February 2021 

Completed 

Visits to 30 health centres III and IV in West Nile sub-region; inspect the state and functionality of existing solar systems supplying wards and staff houses, assess how existing systems can be rehabilitated or need replacement, properly size all replacement and new systems to adequately cover the electricity demand, design and cost all works, replacement and upgrading or fully new systems, and inspect all works after implementation. 

Challenges Uganda through UNCDF 

Safety and Health Training 

Uganda 

Feb 3rd – Feb 28th, 2021 

Completed 

Training of stove and briquette manufacturing companies on Health and Safety 

 

Loughborough University, UK 

Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS); DFID funded research programme on feasibility of Cooking with Electricity in Uganda 

Uganda 

March 2020 – March 2022 

Ongoing 

Implementing Agency / Southern Partner 

IFC-World Bank and EED Advisory, Kenya 

Study to identify opportunities for private sector engagements in the refugee hosting areas of Uganda under the Dutch Partnership for Improved Prospects. 

 

All the 13 refugee settlements in Uganda 

Feb 2020 – March 2021 

Completed 

Market assessment of renewable energy solutions for lighting, cooking and productive uses in refugee hosting areas of Uganda. 

Identification of opportunities for the private sector engagement within the refugees hosting areas.  

United Nations Development Programme- UNDP 

Capacity building training for cookstove tester, Installation of cookstove laboratory testing equipments 

Sierra Leone 

November 2019-December 2019 

Completed 

Installation of available laboratory equipments supplied at CCDC- Cookstove and Charcoal Development Centre 

Procurement of consumables and non- Consumables items for the facility  

Testing of installed equipment for functionality  

Training personnel on the sustainability operation of the facility, Development of quality checks for equipments 

GIZ EnDEV, Uganda 

Conducting Baseline Assessment for market-Based Energy access for scale up project in refugee settlements in Uganda 

Uganda 

Aug 2019 – 15th Dec 2019 

Completed 

Assessment of the energy market supply and demand situations in 4 refugee settlements and host communities for appropriateness to implement Market based energy access interventions. 

SEEN/BEE_ Smart Energy Exchange Networks 

Energy Catalyst Round 6: Transforming Energy Access 

Global 

Nov 2019 – Nov 2023 

Ongoing  

Organize and facilitate participatory design 

workshops within Uganda, feeding into specifications for the smart battery technology as well as oversee Ugandan field trials 

GAMOS, UK 

Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) – Research Programme on cooking practices using electricity for cooking – Discrete Choice Modelling Study  

Uganda 

May 2019 

Completed 

Data collection – Conducted 315 household cooking survey on cooking practices of people in central region. 

SOLAGEO 

Safe Water and Energy Access pilot Project 

Uganda 

Aug 2019 – June 2020 

Ongoing  

Market Assessment to identify target households, small businesses and institutions as prospective buyers of Solageo products 

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) 

Increasing consumer awareness and protection for off-grid solar 

Uganda  

Dec 2018 – Apr 2019 

The project was scoped as follows: Implementing a regional awareness campaign, developing a market surveillance plan for solar products, developing a quality assurance framework, training key government stakeholders on product testing and market surveillance as well as solar technicians on the technical aspects of solar. 

Project implementation 

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 

Solar PV training for renewable energy and efficiency for solar traders, technicians and vocational instructors in Kitgum and Lamwo districts 

Uganda 

Dec 2018 – Feb 2019  

Hands on training in the select districts  

Training 

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) – GCRF 

Creating Resilient Sustainable Microgrids through Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems 

Uganda, Tanzania, Congo 

May 2018 – May 2021 

Completed 

Coordination of the African consortium and research  

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) – GCRF 

BEFWAM – Bioenergy, Fertiliser and Clean Water from Invasive Aquatic Macrophytes 

Uganda, Tanzania, Congo 

Jan 2019 –  Jan 2022 

Ongoing 

Coordination of the African consortium and research  

Fair Trade Africa (FTA) 

Consultancy for training, production and sale of improved cook stoves that use coffee husks under improved cookstove project for GREAN Project with a goal of implementing a carbon project program 

Uganda (Western and Central regions) 

Jun 2018 – Feb 2019 

Over 30 farmer trainers from cooperative unions in Western and Central Uganda were trained on the technical and business aspects of improved energy technologies in preparation for implementation of a carbon credit programme in the farmer communities. Followup assessments were done to check implementation. 

Consultant, trainer, stove testing 

CLASP, USA 

Procurement of solar appliances like TVs, Fans, Refrigerators from Uganda  

Uganda 

Aug 2018 

This was a followup of the DIFFER study on appliance baseline; to assess the energy efficiency of the products on the market  

Procurement and shipping of appliances 

GIZ Uganda 

Consultancy for Stove testing for two models; Shielded fire stove and Jiko Matawi Stove both to be tested with firewood and charcoal fuels 

Uganda 

Mar – Apr 2018 

Report findings to informed EnDev priorities 

Stove testing 

GIZ Uganda 

Cook stove tests for 20 household cookstove models (90 samples in total) and publishing results on the CREEC website 

Uganda 

May – Oct 2018 

Report informed GIZ and the standards body in Uganda (UNBS) about the performance of stoves on the market and also assessed the feasibility of the final draft Uganda cookstove standard 

Stove testing  

One Acre Fund 

Troubleshooting of 4 samples of the Solar Lamp kit using IEC TS 62257-9-5 test method 

 

Apr 2018 

Completed  

Solar testing 

GIZ Uganda 

Solar PV system sizing and costing for Kampala and Mbale offices 

Uganda 

Apr 2018 

Field report informed the client 

Consultancy – solar 

Design and costing of an off-grid PV-installation for Ndejje University 

Uganda 

Apr 2018 

Installations done for the university 

Consultancy – solar 

UpEnergy Group Uganda  

Determining the performance of the charcoal cook stoves 

Uganda 

Feb – May 2018 

Test report informed client on performance of the product 

Stove testing 

Atmosfair gGmbH 

Determining the performance of the Save80ICS cook stove 

Rwanda 

Aug 2018 

Test report informed client on performance of the product 

Stove testing 

Eight 19 Ltd 

Testing of organic photovoltaics (OPVs) modules for light-weight solar panels. 

 

Mar – May 2018 

Completed 

Solar testing 

Uganda Batteries Limited 

Energy audits and recommendations on energy savings and efficiency measures 

Uganda 

Mar 2017 – May 2017 

Provided recommendations on energy savings and efficiency measures 

Conducting Energy audits 

INTEGRATION Umwelt & Energie GmbH 

Consultancy for assessment of existing briquette manufacturing businesses in refugee camp settings in Uganda 

Uganda (3 refugee settlements) 

Apr 2017 – July 2017 

Study informed funder on the state and viability of briquetting businesses in refugee settings in Uganda 

Consultant 

WFP through the Office of the Prime Minister 

Support for the Implementation of the environmental impact of settling refugees in refugee hosting area in Uganda 

Uganda (all the 13 refugee settlements) 

Jan – Jul 2018 

Study assessed the extent to which the settlement of the refugees and their energy use had affected the environment (forests & vegetation) in Uganda and examined mitigating measures. Its outputs informed key decision makers and stakeholders on how to boost support for the refugee crisis in Uganda  

Sole consultant, conducted the study, field work etc 

Envirofit International (2017) 

Qualitative and quatitative assessment of field performance and acceptability of envirofit stoves in Tanzanian households 

Tanzania (Dar-es Salaam, Arusha) 

Nov 2017 – Feb 2018 

Provided information for carbon credit programme to benefit households 

Conducted study 

Watoto Child Care Ministries 

Baseline survey and installation of pilot solar and improved cookstove schemes 

Uganda 

Mar 2017 – Aug 2017 

 

Conducted the study 

Differ AS, Norway 

Appliance baseline study:  

Establish representative baseline (national or regional) for availability, usage and characteristics of the electrical appliances among households and SMEs in peri-urban and rural areas: TVs, fans and refrigerators 

in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya. 

Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, 

Rwanda 

Jul 2017 – Feb 2018 

Study informed the client on the consumption and selection patterns of consumers. 

 

DFID (Department For International Development), UK 

5 – year African Clean Energy Research Alliance (ACERA); Africa Capacity building initiative, a partnership between the University of LEEDS, CREEC, Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology, Universite Marien Ngouabi Congo Brazaville 

Uganda, DRC, Tanzania, UK 

Dec 2016 – Nov 2021 

Ongoing 

Coordination of the consortium, research and training 

RebelGroup International B.V. 

The Netherlands under 

World Bank ACCES 

Willingness to pay and consumer acceptance assessment for clean cooking in Uganda; assessing stove performance 

Uganda 

June 2015 – Sept 2015 

Established stoves to be promoted under the ACCES program 

Subcontracted consultant on Stove performance testing 

World Bank 

Biomass Energy Initiative for Africa (BEIA): Enabling market conditions through training of tinsmiths to produce, sell and market TopLit UpDraft (TLUD) gasifier cookstoves covering both technical as entrepreneurial skills 

Uganda 

Sept 2010 – Sept 2012 

Penetration: 80 tinsmiths trained, 18 exhibitions, 10 news features, 5 tv features, 7 radio stations, outreach to 27 districts and 3500 households. There were 3 business spinoffs, Awamu bio-energy which is still established to date, Mwoto factories and Pamoja 

Project implementation 

Envirofit International 

Qualitative and quatitative assessment of field performance and acceptability of envirofit stoves in Tanzanian households 

Tanzania (Dar-es Salaam, Arusha) 

Sep 2014 – Jan 2015 

Provided information for carbon credit programme to benefit households 

Conducted study  

Aberdeen University 

A study on the Potential of Small-Scale Biogas Digesters to Alleviate Poverty and Improve Long Term Sustainability of Ecosystem Services in Sub-Saharan Africa 

 

 

Study done 

 

Wildlife Conservation Society – USAID 

Energy scoping study for Northern Uganda 

Uganda 

Aug – Nov 2010 

The scoping study was done to inform the funder. It focused on current technologies that were promoting renewable energies as an alternative source for conventional biofuel in Northern Uganda, with a special focus on the six districts of Adjumani, Amuru, Nwoya, Lamwo, Kaabong and Moyo. A market analysis was done followed by a socio-economic analysis which assessed the current energy needs of the institutions in the surveyed areas as well as their costs (monetary and non-monetary) and the challenges that were related to the acquisition of energy. 

Conducted study 

European Union 

Learning Network for Sustainable Energy Systems (LeNSes), a multi polar network for curricular and lifelong learning capacity development focused on sustainable energy systems, design and engineering. A partnership of Polytechnico di Milano, Design department Italy, TU Delft Netherlands, Cape Penisula University of Technology SA, University of Nairobi Kenya, University of Botswana, Brunnel University UK, Makerere University-CREEC 

Uganda 

Oct 2013 – Oct 2016 

Trained 19 students and lecturers from Makerere and Kyambogo universities.  

The LeNSes programme is now incorporated as part of the learning system for the CEDAT curriculum. 

Project coordination for Makerere University 

GIZ Uganda 

Data collection and analysis on solar PV market in Uganda – Phase 1 

 

Data collection and analysis on solar PV market in Uganda – Phase 2 

Uganda 

Feb. 2013 – Aug.2016 

 

Study informed investors, support organizations and policy makers on the status of the solar market 

 

EnDev Germany 

Stove testing and comparison of data between CREEC’s testing laboratory and a laboratory in the USA 

Uganda, USA 

Mar – May 2014 

Report findings to inform EnDev priorities 

Stove testing, data analysis and reporting 

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) 

Up-scaling generation, commercialization and utilization of biomass waste-based green energy sources in Uganda with a focus on biogas and carbonized briquettes. Focus regions, Kampala and Mbarara 

Uganda (Kampala, Mbarara) 

Aug 2015 – June 2017 

Technical and business capacity building for over 30 MSMES,  

Awareness creation for over 200 people 

 

WWF Uganda Country Office 

Site selection, feasibility study, design, installation, training and awareness campaigns for institutional biogas systems for schools 

Uganda 

July. 2012 – Dec.2012 

2 biogas plants installed in Manafa and Karambi. Eight (8) construction companies installed. 

Project implementation  

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) DRC 

Efficiency tests on cookstoves 

DRC 

 

Tested 9 samples of household cookstoves (3 models, 3 samples per model), 3 tests per sample  

Stove testing 

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) 

Study to turn banana waste into energy 

 

Uganda 

 

Study done 

 

UN-Habitat 

Installation of a biogas digester at an abattoir 

 

Uganda 

Jun 2014 – April 2015 

Biogas plant installed 

Installation works 

GIZ Uganda 

Study on challenges for private sector led investments in small scale renewable energy projects in Uganda 

Uganda 

Oct – Nov 2014 

The study informed investors, policy makers and support organisations, SE4ALL. It provided a critical analysis of the challenges and pitfalls the private sector in Uganda faces when intending to invest in and implement small-scale renewable energy generation and distribution projects on a commercial base in Uganda and also developed recommendations on how these obstacles could be overcome. 

Sole consultant on the study  

Symphasis Foundation & REPIC, Switzerland 

Sludge to Energy Enterprises Kampala: turning faecal sludge through drying and pelletizing in fuel for gasification technology to generate electricity (part of consortium) 

Uganda 

Aug 2014 – Oct 2016 

Established the feasibility of using feacal sludge for different energy related uses as well as the business case 

Sludge to energy enterprises market development studies; gasification testing; stove testing; awareness and trainings 

Nordic Climate Fund 

Sustainable production and consumption of biofuel in Uganda (part of consortium) 

Uganda 

May 2015 – Mar 2017 

Established the potential use of ethanol as a cooking fuel; phase 2 yet to be done 

Study on ethanol stoves including stove testing 

UMEME (Uganda’s electricity distribution company) 

Review of investment plan for distribution network 2015-2020 

 

Uganda 

Sept 2014 – Jun 2017 

Informed policy makers 

Consultant  

Uganda Carbon Bureau (UCB) 

Testing of a specific cookstove model and make for carbon credits programme 

Uganda 

Aug 2013 

Carbon credit assessment to benefit stove users in Northern Uganda 

Stove testing on used stoves 

Various private sector and (inter)national NGOs from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Dem. Republic of Congo, USA, Norway 

Testing of over 250 models of cookstoves varying from portable, stationary, wood, charcoal, micro-gasification and biogas stoves including energy efficiency, emission of pollutants and safety plus recommendations on product development and improvement 

Global 

2011- to date 

Support to manufacturers to improve stove designs and thus better performing stoves. 

Stove testing 

SNV DR Congo 

Stove testers and laboratory 

DRC 

 

Trained 4 stove testers from DRC and stove testing centre set up 

Trainer 

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) 

Regional Testing and Knowledge Centre (RTKC) for cookstoves, a testing and stove development laboratory 

Extension of the RTKC with additional equipment and activities 

Uganda 

Nov 2012 – Jun 2015 

 

 

Mar 2015 – Dec 2016 

State-of-the-art regional stove testing laboratory established and operational 

 

Various private sector players 

Training of technicians in design, installation and maintenance of solar PV systems 

 

Uganda 

2011 – to date 

Over 150 solar technicians trained which has led to an increase in number of installation across the country due to more trained technicians doing quality work. Areas covered Mbarara, Mbale, Lira, Pallisa, Soroti, Kampala, Gulu 

Trainer 

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) 

Solar powered business information centre and productive use units operated on renewable energy  

Uganda 

Sept 2014 – Apr 2016 

Centre installed in Gulu 

Provision of a gasifier and technical support 

Various private sector, both Ugandan and foreign 

Testing of solar PV systems and equipment 

Global 

2011- to date 

Support to solar business owners to establish quality of products imported 

Solar testing  

President of Uganda’s Office through CEDAT 

Phase 1: Promoting access to solar lamps for wealth and health; establishment of laboratory for solar PV equipment in accordance with Lighting Africa specification  

Phase 2: Promoting access to clean energy including solar and biomass 

Uganda 

Jul 2010 – Jun 2015 

 

 

 

Jun 2015 – Jul 2020 

Solar laboratory operational at CREEC 

Community outreach for over 150 people in Gulu, 98 in Arua. 

Radio station broadcasts in Masindi, Arua, Zombo, Gulu, Lira, Soroti, Kampala, Kabale 

Solar school clubs initiated in 5 schools in Gulu, Kasese, Kaliro, Moroto, Arua 

Project Implementation  

Private Sector Foundation Uganda 

Feasibility studies and supervisory services during project implementation of hydro power projects ranging from 3 to 100 kW 

Uganda 

Feb 2010 –  Sept 2013 

Several feasibility studies done for pico hydro sites 

One pico hydro site installed serving a tourism lodge in the Rwenzoris 

Project studies and implementation  

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) Program 

Extending and enhancing research in renewable energy over a five year period (2010-2015) 

Uganda 

2010-2015 

Field work to support research efforts  

Field work 

Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) 

Energy verifications and audits 

Uganda 

Feb 2010 – Feb 2016 

Over 25 energy audits and verifications with savings of about 10MVA conducted for factories and business owners 

Energy audits  

GIZ Uganda 

Training of local government officials in renewable energy and energy efficiency 

Uganda 

July – Aug 2014 

Over 60 officials trained on renewable energy. 

This has sparked more governemnt interest in renewable energy and has enabled continued tax exemption for solar products.  

Uganda solar energy association formed. 

Trainer 

 

Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (Government of Uganda & World Bank funding) 

Enhancing access to modern types of energy 

 

Solar PV mini-grid, a solar PV powered kiosk renting out solar lamps, providing computer and secretarial services, charging electronic devices. 

Agro-processing services powered by gasification technology and training of energy entrepreneurs in business skills 

 

Uganda 

2010 – 2014 

10kW solar mini grid installed in Kiboga, serves 10 commercial units and households. 

3 solar kiosks installed in Mukono and Arua serving small commercial enterprises, households, patients at nearby health centre. The kiosks serve over 100 persons per day. 

Gasifier installed in Opit Gulu serving a maize growing community. 

Energy entrepreneurs trained on business skills 

Sole consultant 

Infectious Diseases Institute 

Energy audits and recommendations on energy savings and efficiency measures 

Uganda 

 

Audit done 

 

Local Universities 

Internship programmes 

Global 

Routine  

Over 100 interns from various disciplines trained 

 

Foreign and local Universities 

Volunteer programmes 

Global 

Routine 

Over 50 volunteers engaged 

 

Ministry of Energy and Minerals Development (MEMD) 

Energy week exhibitions 

Uganda 

Routine 

Awareness on renewable energy to the general public