Energy challenges are one of the common features of current disruptions in sub-Saharan African countries in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ola is a Senior Associate for RMI’s Global South program. Ola works with stakeholders in the energy sector to develop on and off grid solutions that accelerate the transition to an Africa with affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy for all.
Prior to joining RMI, Ola completed an MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures at Imperial College where his research explored the feasibility of exporting solar energy from the Sahara Desert to Sub-Saharan Africa.
Before this, he worked as a research analyst at an economic research firm in Nigeria where he led studies on productivity and development in the Nigerian economy.
MSc, Sustainable Energy Futures, Imperial College London
BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University