Prof. Izael Pereira Da Silva

Prof. Izael Pereira Da Silva

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation Strathmore University Business School

Prof. Izael Pereira Da Silva has a PhD in Power Systems Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil).

He is also a Certified Energy Manager (CEM). At present, he is a Professor at Strathmore University and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Research and Innovation.

He started the Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC), which he led as the director from 2012 – 2017. Before working at Strathmore University, he was an Associate Professor at Makerere University, in the College of Engineering Design Arts and Technology (CEDAT), where he worked for 13 years.

He has a strong interest in the following areas: Rural Electrification, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Sustainable Development and Demand Side Management.

In line with this interest, he started the Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC), which aims at training, conducting research and providing consultancy services in energy-related topics, promoting sustainable development and cooperation among countries.

In March 2012, Prof. Da Silva together with other partners won a project sponsored by DFID and DANIDA, and managed by the World Bank to set up the first Climate Innovation Centre (CIC) in the world.

It is housed in Strathmore and serves SMEs financially and technically to solve challenges posed by the adverse impact of climate change by mitigation and adaptation.

Currently, he serves on the Board of the Kenya Climate and Innovation Centre, which provides holistic, country-driven support to accelerate the development of locally relevant businesses dealing with clean energy technologies, water management and agri-business. Prof. Da Silva has written extensively on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.