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Alexander Komakech Akena

East Africa Regional Coordinator
  • Global South

Alexander is the East Africa regional coordinator for RMI’s Global South program. He has more than 13 years of experience in energy efficiency, power systems, energy policy and planning and renewable energy systems development.


Prior to joining RMI, Alexander worked with government, international development partners and private sector where he successfully led and guided teams on energy engineering designs, strategy planning, and power infrastructural projects.

He co-founded AOT Consulting and Earth Partners (EP) – leading consultancies in Uganda in the space of energy and environment respectfully, underscoring his deep interest to an integrated approach to sustainable development. AOT continues to dominate energy management, energy audits and power systems projects. While EP is recognised for its success in developing catchment management plans, bathymetry, and watershed management plan.

Alexander has extensive knowledge in the supply and demand sectors of energy as well climate change sensitivity. He is active in association, networks and alliance works where he serves as the current chairperson of the Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA).


BEng (Hons), Automotive & Power Engineering, Kyambogo University, Uganda

MSc, Sustainable Energy Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

MEng, Engineering (Energy and Environment Management), Europa Universität Flensburg, Germany

Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), MUIPE, Professional Engineer

Authored Works

Achievements and Challenges of Uganda’s Power Sector

In 2005, Uganda descended into a power crisis that changed energy planning mindsets forever. A sharp decline in hydropower generation output, partly blamed on prolonged droughts that affected water levels in Lake Victoria along with delayed capacity additions, meant that electricity demand was double the available supply. This…