Profile of Prof. Eric Ofosu Antwi
Prof. Eric Ofosu Antwi is the Founding Director for the Regional Center for Energy and Environmental Sustainability (RCEES). He is an Associate Professor with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UER) in Sunyani- Ghana. He started working for UENR unofficially in April 2012 where he oversaw the development of infrastructure for the commencement of the University, was the driver for the Vice Chancellor and Council Members amongst other things. He was officially appointed as the first Academic Staff of UENR in September 2012 where he started the Department of Energy and Environmental Engineering as Acting Head of Department, the School of Engineering and at the same time doubled as the Acting Director of Works for the University. He was very instrumental in the development projects that took place during the commencement of UENR.
At the University of Energy and Natural Resources, he has served in several capacities ranging from Industrial Attachment Coordinator, Head of Department, Acting Director of Works and currently the Director of RCEES. He has also been a member of several Statutory bodies of the University such as Development Committee, Strategic Plan Committee, Entity Tender Committee, Committee that setup the Dormaa Campus, 10th Anniversary Planning Committee, University Council Member representing Non-Professorial of Convocation. He has also chaired a number of committees such as the Committee to Finalize the Statutes of UENR, Annual School Year Planning Committee and many more.
Although originally a Civil engineering graduate (BSc and MPhil Civil Engineering), he holds a PhD in Integrated Water Resources Management from the
Technical University of Delft and UNESCO-IHE, Holland making him an expert in both academic disciplines. His versatility became evident during his early Post graduate days when he became a post-doc fellow on the Smart Sanitation project stimulating Fecal sludge management in peri-urban areas in Sub Saharan African and South Eastern Asia from March 2012 to December 2015. He has successfully conducted several assignments in the field of Drainage Engineering, Water Resources Management, Hydrology and flooding in time past in various leadership capacities.
Ing. Prof. Eric Ofosu Antwi is also a guest Lecturer at the Abdou Moumouni University in Niger and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, where he teaches both Masters and PhD programs in Water Resources Management.
Eric Ofosu Antwi has 20 years post qualification experience in Civil Engineering, Project Management, Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Energy Management, Solar PV, Water Supply Engineering, Water Resources Management, Hydropower Engineering, Drainage, Structural and Irrigation Engineering in Ghana and the ECOWAS Region. He has trained a number of people in Solar PV installation, Sustainable Energy Management and Energy Efficiency.
Prof Ing. Eric Ofosu Antwi, consults for multinational Companies such as the World Bank, and the Africa Development Bank on Energy and Water Resources Management related assignments.
He has worked on a number of research projects worth millions of US Dollars, of which some presently undergoing implementation. He consulted and coordinated on projects like Technology Assessment Framework for WASH Technologies, Potential for Spate Irrigation Development in the White Volta sub-Basin, Small Scale Irrigation Technologies, Water Productivity, Multiple Use Water Services, Political economy of tariff and subsidy design in urban water sector in Ghana, the Akosombo, Kpong Dams Reoperation and Re-optimization Project in Ghana executed by the Water Resources Commission of Ghana, etc. His wide research interests include but are not limited to Sustainable Management of Water Resources, Sanitation Improvement in Urban Areas, Sustainable Irrigation Development, Flood mitigation and Sustainable Hydropower Development, Energy and Solid Waste treatment.
He is currently the project leader for the ACE Impact Project, Green People’s Project on Solar Pump Irrigation Systems and the SUSTAINDAM Project at RCEES. Prof Eric Ofosu Antwi has been instrumental in bringing projects to the tune of over 12 million dollars to UENR since 2013. He was very instrumental in the commencement of Postgraduate Studies in UENR by raising a sum of 32,000 Euros from his African Development Bank Project that was used to kickstart and fund majority of the first Graduate students of UENR in 2015.
Ing. Prof. Eric has been credited with over forty publications and counting. It is no surprise that he was a co-editor of the book “Dams and Downstream Development”.
He has been very instrumental in the development of a number of policy documents for Ghana and the African Development Bank. He is a consultant for the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources where he has worked on the WASH Sector Report for Ghana, the WASH Sector Strategic Development Plan for Ghana and the ongoing revision of the Ghana Water Policy. He is also a Dam Safety expert and consults for the Water Resources Commission of Ghana and some World Bank Projects. He developed the strategic policy document for the African Development on the way forward for Large Scale Hydropower Development in Africa.
In cooperate business, Ing. Prof. Eric Ofosu Antwi was the Board Chairman of BA Waste and Allied Services (Subsidiary of Zoomlion, Ghana) from 2014 to 2018 and also the Board Chair for “Sustainable Development Focus (SUDEF)” and NGO focused on Sanitation and Sustainable Development. He served as the Regional Chairman of the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE) in the Brong Ahafo Region and as a member of Council for the GhIE from 2015 to 2021.
Ing Prof. Eric Ofosu Antwi is a Christian and Resident Pastor of Christ Resurrection Church, Kotei, Kumasi. He is married with three children.
Prof. Eric Ofosu Antwi is a man of excellence, integrity, dedication, diligence and honor. If a job has to be exceptionally and successfully executed, “Prof. Eric Ofosu Antwi is the Man for the Job”.
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