Barbara Andoh

Energy Access Policy Expert

Barbara Andoh is an aspiring energy access policy expert who is currently self-learning the rudiments of project management.

She coordinates support to the government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Energy by analyzing policy required to increase the use of Renewable Energy in the public sector of Ghana, while reducing Ghana’s legacy energy debt and improving the financial viability of the energy sector in Ghana.

Barbara has been involved in policy advocacy and her work in analyzing government energy policies has led to critical discussions concerning the challenges and cost of local content in the oil and gas sector of Ghana, the efficacy of measures adopted by the government in reducing the power sector debt, the overall restructuring of the power sector of Ghana, and the economics and policy framework for gas to power.

She has engaged the public through several public fora, including radio and TV interviews, to disseminate findings and discuss policy issues. She has also delivered pertinent findings to members of the international diplomatic corps and their associates carrying out business in Ghana.

She has assessed global energy issues including the history and politics of OPEC-Russia cooperation, the effects of new developments in global gas markets, the impact of low oil prices on Sovereign Wealth Funds, investment flows between the Russia-MENA region, and background studies on the oil and gas sectors of Brazil, Mexico and Angola.

Throughout her career, Barbara has gathered relevant project Monitoring and Evaluating skills requisite for the timely delivery of project outcomes. She holds an Msc. in Energy Economics from the University of Dundee and a BA. in Economics from the University of Ghana.

She is passionate about empowering women to play active roles in the energy sector and is involved in initiatives to promote this cause such as Women in Energy Ghana and Access Women in Energy. Barbara likes to have a good swim, travel, and enjoy a good time with friends.