Mr. Hammami, a Tunisian by Nationality, is a seasoned
energy expert having worked in a number of African countries
and Asia. He has mainly specialised in Renewable energies in
general and currently engaged in energy efficiency related activities in particular.
Mr. Hammami was educated in both Tunisia and Belgium where he obtained his higher degrees in Industrial Chemical Engineering as well as Engineering in Bio-technology from Charleroi and Louvain La Neuve respectively.
He is fluent Arabic, French and English languages.
For the last 25 years, Naceur Hammami was involved in Tunisia and in some other African countries in large energy programs, mainly on renewable energy and use of sustainable energy and energy efficiency dealing with all aspects: economic, institutional, legal, regulation, technical, marketing & surveying, financing, monitoring. He has worked within the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector covering solar PV, solar water heating, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydropower for various applications. He has an extensive experience as Project Manager for planning, studies, design and implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. He has detailed knowledge of tendering procedures including tender evaluation and contract management.
Since 1985, he has been involved in several international projects funded by various donors as World Bank, EU, AfDB, UNDP, FAO, and some development Partners (Belgium Technical Cooperation, GTZ, etc).
Since beginning of 2006, Mr Hammami has been an expert advisor in energy in general and in rural energy in particular to the Minister in charge of energy in Rwanda. Responsibilities include planning of programs; development of the energy strategy for rural electrification and energy efficiency; development and implementation of projects; issue calls for proposals for the realization of projects; prepare requests for financing by the donors and development partners; development a monitoring system for planning and monitoring of projects; elaboration of documents and assistance to the Rwandan Government to establish the Rwandan National Agency of Energy (NEDA). Contribution to the setting up of a national and regional strategy for the development and the implication of the private sector, setting up a policy of communication of promotion and sensitization, animation of the work groups in the energy sector. Conception and launch of the national energy saving lamps programme (CFLs).
In parallel, Mr Hammami is currently a Technical Assistant for an EU project to increase rural energy access through renewable energy in Rwanda: Evaluation of possibilities to use solar PV and hydro energy for energy supply in 300 rural public institutions: schools, health centres and administrative buildings, feasibility studies, budget and financial feasibility analysis, production of management analysis, assessment of procurement procedures and production of capacity building and income generation guidelines.