Mahama Kappiah is the Executive Director of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE). He was eminent in the establishment of the Centre which aims to ensure increased access to reliable, affordable and clean energy in West Africa. Under his leadership, ECREEE has attained international recognition as a unique regional renewable energy and energy efficiency promotion agency in Africa. Prior to the establishment of ECREEE, Mahama Kappiah was Head of the ECOWAS Energy Division. Some of his achievements include the creation of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) and the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulation Authority (ERERA). Before that, he worked in the Planning and Development Department of the Volta River Authority (VRA) of Ghana. He is a member of the REN21 Board and has over 25 years of experience working on sustainable development issues related to energy, environment and climate.