Acting Executive Director
ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)
Bah F. M. Saho is the Acting Executive Director of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE). Mr. Saho served previously as the Principal Program Officer for Renewable Energy. Under his leadership, the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Program achieved significant results, including the adoption of the landmark ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Bioenergy Policies, which seek to advance the uptake of sustainable energy technologies and services for improving energy access. He is also the Coordinator of the BiocharPlus Project at ECREEE, and at the forefront of the establishment of the Africa Biochar Partnership. He currently serves as the interim Coordinator of the Africa Biochar Partnership.
Prior to joining ECREEE in 2010, Mr. Saho served as the Director of Energy in the Gambia from December 2000. In The Gambia, he was responsible for the overall national energy policy planning, formulation and implementation of programmes and projects, including renewable energy and energy efficiency. Some of Mr. Saho’s accomplishments include development of a National Energy Policy (NEP 2005) document, formulation and enactment of Electricity Act, drafting of petroleum legislation, establishment of a framework condition for funding for renewable energy legislation and elaboration of a Household Energy Strategy document.
Mr. Saho holds a masters degree (M.Sc.) in Renewable Energy and the Environment.