TEAM

Dawud Ansari

Director / Co-founder

ABOUT

Dawud Ansari is one of the two directors and founders of EADP. Besides that, Dawud researches at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). Furthermore, he is a (senior) lecturer at multiple universities, an independent consultant, and advisor to different private-sector institutions. He researches and advises for national and international bodies on the economics and governance of energy systems, sustainable development, energy access, and resource management, particularly in the Middle East. In addition to that, Dawud works on numerical (energy) modelling, off-grid design, and the organisation's administration. He holds a PhD in resource economics and studied at Berlin Institute of Technology, Humboldt University of Berlin, and the Johns Hopkins University.

KEY ACTIVITIES

Management of the organisation Governance and economics Sustainable development Numerical modelling


LANGUAGES

Arabic English German Turkish


CONTACT

ansari@eadp.eu


Hashem al-Kuhlani

Director / Co-founder

ABOUT

Hashem al-Kuhlani is the one of directors and founders of EADP. Hashem, an energy engineer by training, focusses on the development of decentralised energy in the Arab world, especially Yemen. He follows trends in the Middle East closely and has profound insight into the political and policy process in the region. Hashem works on multi-stakeholder dialogues, community representation, and networking. Besides his acitivies at EADP, he works as a project controller, specialised on building services engineering. Hashem holds a bachelor’s degree in Energy Engineering from Berlin Institute of Technology..

KEY ACTIVITIES

Stakeholder communication Decentralised energy systems Yemen


LANGUAGES

Arabic English German Japanese


CONTACT

hhk@eadp.eu


Helen Schlüter

Assistant Director

ABOUT

Helen Schlüter is a public sector consultant at PwC Germany. Helen has previously gained experience in track-II peace mediation as well as international trade and development projects in the Arab-German context. She has also been a guest researcher at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). She holds a MA degree in International Affairs from the Hertie School of Governance with studies abroad in Washington DC. Helen joined EADP as a fellow in 2021.

KEY ACTIVITIES

Development governance Infrastructure & conflict Organisational development


LANGUAGES

German English Spanish French


CONTACT

helen.schlueter@eadp.eu


Eissa Hasan Abo Hulaika

Senior fellow

ABOUT

Eissa Hasan Abo Hulaika is an international expert on financial systems in developing countries and Assistant Professor at multiple universities throughout Sana'a. He holds a PhD in microfinance from S.R.T.M.U. in addition to a masters degree in business and a bachelor's in English language. Before obtaining is PhD, Eissa was affiliated with CAC Bank and the directorate of multiple universities. His work focuses on issues such as performance evaluation and system design for microfinance in Yemen including institutional mapping and specailised management.

KEY ACTIVITIES

Microfinance Institutional mapping Specialised management


LANGUAGES

Arabic English


CONTACT

abohulaika@eadp.eu


Adnan al-Akori

Senior Fellow

ABOUT

Adnan al-Akori is a senior expert on renewable energy with ten years of experience in business innovation, market intelligence, project management, and consultancy. The previous manager of the division for renewables at the Yemen Rural Electrification Agency with the Ministry of Electricity and Energy is a world-leading rural electrification engineer for the context of Yemen. He has provided consultancy to GIZ and NRECA, in addition to his current research affiliation with TU Berlin and previous positions at Infineon Technologies, DAS Energy, and Fraunhofer ISE. Adnan holds a double master’s degree in renewable energy and energy efficiency from Kassel university and Cairo University, a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Aden University, and special training certificates from Osaka City University

KEY ACTIVITIES

Rural electrification Business development & quality management


LANGUAGES

Arabic English German


CONTACT

adnan.alakori@eadp.eu


Ahmad Hafez

Senior Fellow

ABOUT

Ahmad Hafez is a senior electrical engineer, who provides design and insight for cutting-edge solutions in rural electrification. Ahmad held positions at ABB and Cuculus, working on smart metering, low voltage products, and stakeholder management. In addition to that, Ahmed gained experience in applied physics from his work at the Helmholz Centre, where he dealt with magnetron sputtering experiments in the physical vapor deposition lab. He holds an MSc in energy engineering from TU Berlin and a BSc in electrical engineering from Ain Shams University.

KEY ACTIVITIES

Smart grids Rural electrification


LANGUAGES

Arabic English German


CONTACT

ahmad.hafez@eadp.eu


Ammar Al-Shameri

Fellow

ABOUT

Ammar Al-Shameri is a biotechnologist, researcher at TU-Berlin, and a member of the UNICAT excellence cluster. Ammar has previously worked in numerous projects in both industrial bioprocess engineering and medical genetics at TU Berlin and Charité. Holding outstanding degrees (BSc / MSc) in (industrial) biotechnology from TU Berlin as well as the iGEM gold medal in synthetic biology from Boston, MA, he pursues a PhD as part of the Berlin International Graduate School of Natural Sciences and Engineering. Ammar joined EADP as a fellow in 2017 and is responsible for health and bioenergy in development.

KEY ACTIVITIES

Bioenergy Hygiene & Health Process engineering


LANGUAGES

Arabic English French German


CONTACT

ammar.al-shameri@eadp.eu


Wassim Brahim

Fellow

ABOUT

Wassim Brahim is a data analytics engineer with Rasin DS and a research fellow at EADP. Wassim holds a master degree in computer science from ISSAT So and is an experienced data modeller and analyst with expertise in finance and energy. He has worked for European firms as a consultant, software developer, and data engineer. Wassim is passionate about bringing together data and human behaviour to give insights and strategies for policy and civil society.

KEY ACTIVITIES

Data modelling Data analytics


LANGUAGES

Arabic English French German


CONTACT

wassim.brahim@eadp.eu


Former team members

Pascale Harb

Previously: Assistent Director

KEY ACTIVITIES

Country representative Lebanon Private sector relations Econometrics


LANGUAGES

Arabic English



Martha Hoffmann

Previously: Fellow

KEY ACTIVITIES

Micro-grid technologies Swarm electrification Simulation and optimisation


LANGUAGES

English German Russian


Matteo Micheli

ِAdvisory

ABOUT

Matteo Micheli is a senior consultant for green hydrogen at the German Energy Agency. He graduated with distinction in mechanical engineering from TU Berlin, after studying at Sapienza University of Rome and the University. Matteo has an outstanding record of translating academic knowledge into practical results. As an EADP fellow, Matteo is mainly concerned with methods of solar water heating and coordinates projects on solar cooking and drying.

KEY ACTIVITIES

Solar-thermal devices Material science Teaching


LANGUAGES

English German Italian Spanish


CONTACT

matteo.micheli@eadp.eu


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