Dr Albert Butare, a former Minister of State for Infrastructure in the Republic of Rwanda, has over thirty years of energy and climate change experience in Africa.
Post his Ministerial engagement, Dr Butare has been assisting a number of countries directly or under bilateral and multilateral cooperation support from various Institutions including the WB, EUC, AfDB, UNECA, etc on policy and strategy related to energy and climate change aspects.
A Co-Chair of the Bonn led Energy, Water, and Food Security Nexus process that was one of the key contributions from the Germany Government to the Rio Sustainable development summit in 2012, Dr Butare participated in a number of nexus related dialogues as a discussant or sessions moderator and did contribute to the development of the SDGs.
Albert is winner of the East Africa Power Industry Convention 2014/15 Award as an outstanding Individual that has strongly contributed to the development of power sector in the region and a winner of the U.K. based 2002 Ashden Foundation’s International Award for Renewable Energies.
He is currently a CEO of Africa Energy Services Group Ltd based in Kigali, Rwanda with branches in Dar es salaam., Tanzania, Nairobi, Kenya and Maseru, Lesotho on climate change related matters. www.africaesg.com