John-Baptist Naah Ngmaadaba

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Research Associate, Project: RETO-DOSSO

Academic Background

10/2012 – 11/2016 Dr. rer. nat. Human Geography (Ethnoecology/ethnobotany) at University of Cologne, Germany
 09/2009 – 10/2011 M.Sc. Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (Renewable Energy Management) at TH Köln, Germany
 09/2002 – 06/2006 B. Sc. Natural Resources Management (Wildlife and Range Management) at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana
Professional Certificate in Project Management by Metropolitan School of Business and Management UK (MSBM), United Kingdom


Professional experience

07/2022 – present Research Associate at TH Köln, Germany
05/2018 – 06/2022 Independent Researcher (Freelance), Cologne, Germany
05/2017 – 04/2018 Senior Researcher/Postdoc Researcher at University of Bonn, Germany
 02/2016 – 03/2017 Lecturer/Graduate Research Assistant at University of Cologne, Germany
 06/2008 – 06/2009 District Director at Ghana National Service Secretariat (NSS), Ghana 
 08/2006 – 07/2007 Teaching and Research Assistant (TA) at KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana 
 08/2006 – 10/2006 Research Assistant at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany 


Research Interest

I am passionate about using renewable energy-based systems to help meet the net-zero target by 2050, conserve nature, ensure energy transitioning, and fight food insecurity globally. I am interested in the areas of environmental sustainability, climate change adaptation and mitigation, renewable energy management, indigenous/local ecological knowledge systems, agrivoltaics, etc. in the context of Africa.


See my publications on Scopus