Ogunlade R. Davidson is the Minister of Energy and Water Resources. Previously, he was Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Dean of Post-Graduate Studies at University of Sierra Leone. Also, he was Director of Research, Head of Department of Mechanical and Maintenance Engineering, and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the same university. He was also the Chairman of the Board of the Sierra Leone Environmental Protection Agency (SLEPA), and was Director of the Board of National Power Authority and member of the Transitional Management Committee on Sierra Leone Broadcasting Services. Internationally, he was Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and Co-Chair of Steering Committee of the Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development (GNESD). Also he was professor and director of the Energy and Development Research Centre (EDRC) of University of Cape Town, South Africa. Before then, he was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at University of California, Berkeley and a MacArthur Scholar at Princeton University and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in USA. He has worked as visiting professor at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, ENDA-TM in Senegal, and National Technical University of Denmark. He has published extensively in African energy systems and policies, power sector reform, renewable energy policy, mitigation of climate change and on national climate change strategy. He has worked as a consultant for UNESCO, UNIDO, ILO, ABD, UNECA, UNDP, UNEP, GEF, UNFCCC, NEPAD, ADB, and the World Bank. Professionally, he is a registered chartered engineer of United Kingdom and fellow of the African Academy of Sciences and of the Sierra Leone Institution of Engineers, and a chartered member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers. 


  • Energy

  • Sustainable development

  • Energy policy

  • Renewable energy

  • Climate change