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Da Silva, Izael Pereira (Prof.)

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  • Professor Da Silva is a renewable energy specialist with over 20 years of experience in research and academic leadership. Currently, he is a Professor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at Strathmore University. He holds a PhD and a Master of Science (MSc) in Electrical Engineering, with a specialisation in Power Systems, from the University of Sao Paulo, as well as a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Electrical Engineering, with a specialisation in Power Systems and Telecommunications, from the Federal University of Parana. A qualified engineer, he is a member of several engineering societies both within and outside Africa. He is also an Accredited Energy Auditor with Kenya’s Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), and a Certified Energy Manager with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), based in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the years, he has worked with government ministries, development agencies (like GIZ, Sida, the World Bank, etc) and industry stakeholders (within and outside Africa) in research and research-related projects, with the objective of deepening the linkage between industry and academia. His research interests are renewable energy, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), energy efficiency, climate change mitigation and adaptation, demand-side management, energy conversion, energy utilisation and conservation, renewable energy technologies, and renewable energy policies. He has written and published extensively in these areas.

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  • Research Interests: Sustainable Development Goals; renewable energy; energy efficiency; climate change mitigation and adaptation; sustainable development and demand side management. I co- founded the Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC), which specializes in training, research, testing and consultancy services in energy related topics, promoting sustainable development and international cooperation. I have written extensively on these issues.

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  • Research, Innovation, Rural Electrification, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Sustainable Development, and Demand Side Management

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  • Izael Pereira Da Silva

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  • idasilva@strathmore.edu

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  • Strathmore University

    Madaraka Estate, Ole Sangale




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  • izael.dasilva@gmail.com


  • +254703034000/ 147

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  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/izaelpdasilva/
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  • +254703034000/ 147