Brief History

ISEES was founded by former staff of SNV Netherlands Development Organisation out of the passion of working with grassroots communities to provide access to sustainable energy, working with sustainable energy businesses, enhancing sustainable market development for clean energy, project development, capacity building as well as engaging national government institutions and agencies in evidence based policy advocacy. 

With a diverse set of expertise ranging from energy, climate, agriculture, natural resources management and water and sanitation, the team committed to developing innovative solutions, building capacity and developing innovative technologies as well as making these technologies available to grassroots communities and businesses.

Having been within local communities in Ghana and Africa and seen the challenges with energy poverty, wanton destruction of natural resources, low access to sustainable sanitation and water, among low income households in rural communities and urban slums, low capacity and technical skills among youth in providing solutions to energy technologies, lack of financing for energy and environmental businesses, and low people to government engagement in policy advocacy, drove the passion to establish an institution that makes impact at the grassroots, provide pragmatic solutions to energy and environmental challenges as well as contribute significantly to sustainable development.

The team put together a structured governance system to ensure effective management of the institution, and since 2014, the team has grown to include experts in academia, private sector, business, and international experts providing passionate in providing solutions in the sustainable energy and environmental sector.

About Us

Established in 2014, ISEES is a non-profit development organization that provides professional technical training, research, consultancy, community development and technology deployment in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency, climate change, environmental  conservation, natural resources management, water, sanitation and hygiene aimed at improving the livelihoods and  ecosystem of households, communities and small enterprises in Ghana and Africa. 

Our Vision!

A world where all people have access to clean and efficient energy, living in environmentally sustainable ecosystems and have improved livelihoods.

Our Mission

To facilitate access to modern, affordable and sustainable energy and environmental solutions to households, small and medium enterprises and communities through capacity building, research, technology development and deployment, sustainable market development, business incubation, advisory services, and inclusive growth to achieve sustainable development in Ghana and Africa.

Board of Directors

About ISEES

Dr Philip Acquah

Board Chairman
Dr. Acquah is a renowned Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Expert with over 20 years national and international expertise in Policy Advisory, Technical and Academic Expertise in Energy and Environmental Issues.

He leads a dynamic team to help address sustainable development issues through the Institute’s initiatives

Dr. Noah Owusu-Takyi

Deputy Chairman
Dr. Noah Owusu-Takyi is an Agribusiness Enterpreneur with over 40 years expertise in developing professional farming in Ghana through training of youth in sustainable agriculture as well as managing academic programs in the technical and vocational skills whiles providing policy advisory services and initiatives for grassroots farmers development.

Dr. Mutala Mohammed

Board Secretary
Dr. Mutala Mohammed is an Environmental Engineer with 5 years of expertise in sustainable energy, research and project development. He has renowned expertise in energy and environmental research and community development

Mr. William Horsu

Board Financial Advisor
William is a financial advisor with expertise in Sustainable Energy Management, Chartered Accounting and Agribusiness. He provides renowned insight in developing financial modules and ensuring sustainable management of institutional financial programs and projects.

Frederick Arko Larbi

Program Officer, Renewable Energy
Frederick is a Mechanical Engineer with 2 years expertise in Renewable Energy Technology Development, Design, and Deployment.  He works with the team of staff in implementing innovations in Renewable Energy Technologies, including clean cookstoves design and development as well as providing IT solutions to the Institute and the Network of organisations the Institute supports.

Theophilus Koranchie

Programs Officer, Community Development and Outreach
Theophilus is a Socio-Economist with over 3 years of experience in community development initiatives. He is involved in community-based research, needs assessment, project development as well as educational initiatives to help rural and peri-urban poor households realize their potential and develop solutions to help improve their livelihoods and environment.

Prince Nana Kow Essel

Program Officer, Renewable Energy
Prince is an experienced renewable energy expert with over 3 years expertise in developing innovative renewable energy solutions, business development, technical advisory in Solar PV, Ethanol, Biomass Energy and Business Advisory. He provides strategic support to ISEES Center for Sustainable Business Innovation and supports the development of Small Businesses in the Energy Access Value chain to grow their business ideas into Sustainable Businesses.

John Mark Addo

Senior Technical Officer,

Renewable Energy, Sustainable Agriculture, and Natural Resources Management

John Mark Addo is a Senior Technical Expert with high-level of intelligence and expertise in sustainable production and consumption. He has diverse skills in Renewable Energy, Solar PV design and Installation, Sustainable Agriculture, Environmental Management and provides technical advisory services to the Institute’s clients and projects.

Staff

Mr. Lovans Owusu-Takyi

Director
Lovans has over 15 years expertise in Renewable Energy, Education, Agriculture, Climate Change, Business Advisory, and Youth Empowerment. Lovans has previously worked with SNV Netherlands Development Organisation as a Renewable Energy Advisor and 

Akua Okyere-Nyako

Assistant Director
Mrs. Akua Okyere-Nyako is a Renewable Energy, Land Economy, Professional Surveyor, with expertise running accross energy, environment and natural resources. She is a graduate of University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands where she studies MSc in Environment and Energy Management (Cum Laude) and also holds a BSc in Land Economy with First Class Honours. She has worked with SNV Netherlands Development Organisation as a Renewable Energy Expert managing projects in the Improved Fish Smoking and Mangroves Restauration,  Installation of Solar Car Port, Gender Advocacy, Biomass Gasification,  and Voices for Change Policy Advocacy Projects. She works as an Associate Director of ISEES providing strategic administrative direction for effective project implementation

Benedicta Samey

Head of Environment and Natural Resources Management
Mrs. Benedicta Samey is an experienced project management professional with over 5 years of expertise in environmental conservation and natural resources management, especially in the fisheries and mangroves Sector. Benedicta worked with the SNV Netherlands Development Organization as a Renewable Energy Advisor managing projects that enhance access to sustainable energy solutions for fish smoking women groups in Ghana, in charge of grassroots mobilization, training, advocacy, and capacity building initiatives. She provides strategic advisory on the environment to both national governments and development partners on sustainable management of natural resources

Queenstar Ablorh

Accounts and Administrative Officer

Queenstar holds an MBA in Finance and Accountancy with about 3 years expertise in managing donor funded projects. She is a dedicated and committed finance expert, enhancing the sustainable management of financial resources. She reports to the Finance and Audit Committee of ISEES and the Financial and Accounts Manager 

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Technology Deployment

ISEES conducts research to develop climate smart technologies in energy environment and agriculture for improved human lives.

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Sustainable Market Development

ISEES department specializes in developing innovative business models for improved access to sustainable technologies

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Inclusive Business Development

ISEES seeks to enhance inclusive business approaches by involving marginalized youth, women and entrepreneurs in the energy access value chain

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Business Incubation

ISEES develops sustainable businesses in the energy and environment sectors through nurturing innovative ideas by youth in Ghana and Africa

Contact us

Telephone Hotlines 

(00233) 0248-737439 / 0244108268 / 0246402246

Email Hotlines 

info@iseesghana.org / iseesghana@gmail.com