Dr Abdulkarim Lawal Mayere

Dr Mayere is an expert in renewable energy technologies and among leading advocates of sustainability in Nigeria.  He is a deputy director at the Centre for Renewable Energy Research at Bayero University, Kano, and Managing Director of the Kaduna Power Supply Company Ltd.  He finished his PhD at the University of Nottingham in 2011 and started work at the Sokoto Energy Research Centre in 2012.  Key areas of his research and development are in the following topics: solar energy and applications; energy storage and energy efficiency.

He has handled renewable energy projects worth over $30 million. Notable among the projects is the construction of the largest solar mini-grid project in Nigeria covering 255 locations to provide power to hospitals and surrounding settlements.

Recently, Dr Mayere is actively involved in promoting and implementing energy efficiency measures in buildings.