Gideon Ofosu-Peasah serves as Deputy Director at the Africa Center for Energy and Environmental Sustainability where he leads in research, training, policy analysis and advocacy on energy, mining and environmental issues.
He also serves as Technical Consultant and Quiz Master for the national energy quiz, Coordinator for the Civil Society working group on Ghana’s first oil block licensing rounds, Expert Panel member on the political economy analysis of Ghana’s extractive sector. So far together with his team, they have been successful in documenting key lessons from Ghana’s first licensing round and have engaged key stakeholders including the Ministry of Energy, Upstream Oil and Gas Chamber and civil society on key findings.
Prior to this he served as steering committee member of the Media Coalition against Illegal Mining and consulted for the Natural Resource Governance Institute as an extractive Media Consultant .He has held positions in nonprofits and the private sector as a Program Manager, Extractive Policy Analyst and Data Analyst and has ten years overall working experience.
He has published two scholarly research papers, one book, four policy papers, ten advocacy articles and over twenty-five (25) news articles in the prestigious Social Science Research Network electronic journal, Business and Financial Times, Daily Graphic, Graphic Business and various online platforms.
Gideon was listed top seven rising energy stars in the 2018 Ghana Energy Awards. He contributes to the national discourse on energy, mining and economics issues on media platforms including Joy News, TV3, Accra Fm and Class FM.
His research and professional interests are in the area of extractive sector governance, local economic and social development in extractives, climate change, development minerals, sustainability, data-driven journalism, energy economics and policy.
Gideon is an Australia Award Scholar. He has received extensive training in natural resource governance at the University of Queensland-Australia, Central European University-Hungary and the University of Energy and Natural Resources. He holds an HND in Statistics, BSc in Statistics, MSc in Energy and Natural Resources Economics and Doctoral Candidate in Sustainable Energy Management. He is President of the Graduate Students Association of Ghana and serves on the University Council.