Our Team

Kudakwashe (Kuda) Ndhlukula

Is the Executive Director of the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE).

Before SACREEE, Mr Ndhlukula has worked as an energy infrastructure expert, operating in the SADC region and previously he worked for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi since November 2012. Before joining IRENA, he was the Director of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Institute (REEEI) in Namibia where he formulated and executed various projects including establishment of Green Building Council Namibia and managing the concentrated solar power and off-grid energization, amongst many other programmes. Mr Ndhlukula also comes from the power utility background having worked for the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority as an electricity trader. He is a Certified Energy Manager and Certified Energy Auditor. He possesses an MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering and an MBA, amongst other qualifications.

Executive Director
Karin Reiss

Karin Reiss is a UNIDO Sustainable Energy Expert seconded to SACREEE and supports the organizational set up and program development of SACREEE in Windhoek.

 

She has a strong focus on regional cooperation and networks in sustainable energy. Before SACREEE she was seconded by UNIDO to support the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in Praia, Cape Verde where she provided principle support to the Executive Director on organizational and programmatic activities. She also acted as an SE4ALL coordinator. Before she joined ECREEE she worked for the Austrian Energy Agency on international collaborations in Energy Policy and Capacity Building programs in Developing Countries and Countries with economies in transition. She was also engaged in key activities of the Concerted Action on the implementation of the Renewable Energy Action Plans in the European Union, the Global Forum on Sustainable Energy (GFSE) and the Focal Point for the Central European Initiative (CEI)

UNIDO/SACREEE Sustainable Energy Expert
Readly Makaliki

Readlay Makaliki was born in 1967 in Kabwe, Zambia. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering Degree (BEng) in Electrical from the University of Zambia (UNZA) in 1992 and his Master of Science (MSc) in Electrical Power Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2006. 

He has since graduated from UNZA worked for ZESCO, a national power utility in Zambia involved in generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity. He worked from this vertically integrated utility for 25 years (1991 to 2016) and held various portfolios most of it at senior management level including Protection Engineer, Chief Protection Engineer, Technical Services Manager, Divisional Manager and Senior Manager Demand Side Management (DSM). He is a member of the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Currently he is the Renewable Energy Expert at the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE), Windhoek, Namibia. 

His interests include Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Power Quality. 

Renewable Energy Expert
Asteria Markus

Asteria Markus is a certified Policy Officer in European and International Organizations with an intercultural experience. She obtained her Master in Global Energy Transition and Governance in June 2018 from the International Institute for European Education (called CIFE - Centre International de Formation Européenne). The programme took place in France and Germany. Currently she is supporting different projects at the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. One of the main projects is the Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances project which is being implemented in Southern African Development Community (SADC) and East African Community (EAC).

She previously worked for the European Union Delegation to Namibia.  Her previous experience in the both national and international organizations include project coordination, negotiation, research, information analysis, events planning and facilitation.

She believes the solution to energy poverty and climate change is renewable energy and energy efficiency coupled with a better knowledge and approaches by relevant stakeholders including the energy poor communities.

Project Support
Kornelia Ndapewa Iipinge

Kornelia Ndapewa Iipinge is the Coordinator for the SADC Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship Support Facility at SACREEE.

She obtained her MSc in Integrated Water Resources Management from University of Zimbabwe in 2016 and a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science from University of Namibia in 2013. She has a Certificate in Renewable Energies from Copperbelt University and a Certificate in Water Sensitive Cities from IHE Delft Institute of Water Education.

Before SACREEE, she worked as the Windhoek Embedded Researcher for the Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands Project coordinated by Climate System Analysis Group at University of Cape Town. She has also previously worked at as the Namibian Environmental Professional Apprentice at the UNDP-Namibia Office and at Gobabeb Research Institute as a Research Assistance. Her previous experience include research in urban governance and climate change, project management and events management.

Her interests are in climate change adaptation, renewable energy, water management and youth empowerment. She’s an active member of the Namibian Youth on Renewable Energy (NaYoRe) and National Youth Coalition on Climate Change.

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