Eng. Kassana has nearly 3 decades of experience within water resources and energy
fields. He is a licenced and professional registered Engineer practising within
water resources/energy sectors in East and Central Africa since 1991. He is a Fellow
class member of the Institution of Engineers Rwanda. He has nearly 30 years’
extensive experience in Hydropower Sector in East and Central Africa Region
(Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Malawi).
During the period, he has been serving Governments, Utilities, UN organizations,
Multilateral Development Banks (World Bank, KfW, NORAD, AFD and Trade & Development
Bank) as well as numerous independent power producers (IPPs) in the region. He
served as a member of Panel of Experts (PoE) for multiple World Bank Funded Dam
projects in Rwanda since 2011 to 2018.
He holds MSc (Hydropower), MBA (Energy Utility Mgt), BSc (Geology), Diploma in Eng.
Geology, Diploma in River Basin Engineering, Post Graduate Diploma (Hydropower
Management & Use) and other numerous professional certificates.
He has been serving as a Technical Committee member on a number of conferences
including for HydroVision series, WaterPower series, iPAD series, Hydropower Africa
series and Africa Utility Week Conferences. He served as peer reviewer for DAM
Engineering, an International Quarterly Journal published by Willington Publishing,
London, UK. He also serves on the Advisory Board for Hydro Review World (HRW), a
magazine published by HCI Publications Inc., Montana, USA and He was recognized as a
Power Elite/Personality of the year 2018 by ESI Africa 2018.
He has authored numerous articles in international publications/journals/media as
well as featuring a number of professional talks in various international
conferences around the globe. For details, visit www.gehydroplanea.com