The Centre for International Maritime Affairs’ Ghana (CIMAG), a leading policy think-tank and research hub for the Maritime industry (International Trade), has appointed Dr. Bismark Ameyaw as a member of Directors. Bismarck joined the CIMAG management in 2019 as the Director, Research and Advocacy.
“It is a great honour to be part of the CIMAG Board of Directors,” said Bismark. “I am incredibly proud of our accomplishments over the period. I am confident in our future and in CIMAG’s leadership as we continue to grow and expand our impact.”
Dr. Ameyaw is an energy analyst and a top renewable energy expert. He is a data scientist with scholarly data modelling tools created to outperform top data modelling predictive systems in the United States.
He is a professional member of the International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE) and United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE), and a reviewer to a number of top-tier international journals.
Dr. Ameyaw has already worked on investigating and proposing mitigation pathway scenarios to achieving lower carbon-emissions for all West African countries. He is currently pursuing his second Ph.D. in the field of renewable energy technologies, and energy policy. Bismark is utilising the policy sequencing tool to propose pathways to mitigate global greenhouse gas emissions.
He has garnered experience from diverse fields supervising and assisting funded research projects on maritime development, renewable energy, environmental sustainability, air pollution and climate change. He takes keen interest in Ghana’s maritime sector, and he is columnist for the Business & Financial Times (B&FT) – writing on deploying renewable energy technologies, maritime-related issues, and entrepreneurship development. His most recent research publication is entitled ‘Modeling the long-run drivers of total renewable energy consumption: evidence from the top-five heavily-polluted countries’.
Albert Derrick Fiatui, Executive Director said: “I am delighted that Bismark is joining CIMAG’s Board. His significant and senior expertise in corporate services, research and policy development, coupled with his experience across global markets and deep knowledge of the Maritime and Energy terrain, will stand us in good stead as we progress toward our ambition to be one of the best performing, most trusted and respected policy think-tanks in the world. His reputation as one of the leading researchers and his track-record will be an inspiration to our people and ways of working. I welcome Bismark to the Board”.
The Board of CIMAG also announced the appointment of Dr. Kingsley Nketia Acheampong as Director of IT, Software Engineering & Data Development.
He comes in with a transformational mindset. Kingsley is highly skilled in software development, state-of-the-art data analytics and machine learning techniques from development to production levels: “I have gained mastery in critical problem discovery and provision of reusable data solutions to enforce high productivity at corporate levels”.
Kingsley Nketia Acheampong, PhD
Director, IT, Software Engineering & Data Development
Kingsley has gained 10+ years of excellent analytical, problem-solving and coding skills in the fields of computer and software engineering. He received a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering and an M. Eng. in Information and Software Engineering. Kingsley briefly served as an Applications and Software Engineer, NSS Huawei Technologies, Accra (Ghana). He joined the Sun-Data Group as a Data Scientist and NLP researcher in 2016 and has a Ph.D. in Information and Software Engineering. His research interests include Cognitive Modelling and Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing, Data Analysis and Analytics and Optimization of Data Structures and Algorithms.
Kingsley is highly skilled in software development, state-of-the-art data analytics and machine learning techniques from development to production levels. He has gained mastery in critical problem discovery and provision of reusable data solutions to enforce high productivity at corporate levels. He is also renowned for participating in many data science competitions; such as the ANZ Data Science Competition in which he was awarded the 2nd prize in 2018 and first prize in 2019. Elements of his current research include Systems Engineering and Development, International Software Development, Advanced-Data Science and Analytics, Development of Real-time Data-driven Predictive Models, and Meta-Optimisation of Neural Machine Translation Models.
CIMAG was founded as a non-partisan institution to advance policy-thinking on pressing Maritime issues linked to the blue economy challenges. CIMAG seeks to narrow its research focus on the streams of Maritime Economy, Maritime Security/Safety and the Maritime Ecology/Environment Protection. 71% of the planet is covered by water. In this vein, the Maritime business community plays a critical role in ensuring growth and international trade/business.
CIMAG provides the industry with a platform for policymakers and other stakeholders to engage with players from the Maritime business community. We exist to proffer solutions for a multi-sectoral industry effort in addressing critical Maritime sustainable development challenges. The private sector is the primary user of the increasingly crowded space, which is 71% of the earth’s surface. Shipping, sea-bed mining, ports and offshore oil and gas are reliant on professionals such as lawyers, insurers, shipbuilders, marine technologists who provide services that keep the sector running. This critical sector generates trillions of dollars per year by providing goods and services upon which society depends, including transport, offshore energy resources, telecommunications and international business.
CIMAG seeks to complement the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) that convenes governments on shipping with industry involvement, including maritime safety and environmental issues. It is a structure developed for the private sector to focus on cross-cutting policies in support of sustainable blue growth. It is a think-tank and a catalyst for business opportunities in the industry, promoting and facilitating, networking, dialogue and synergies among its stakeholders. The Centre’s agenda is to use its work to impact the industry by addressing Maritime/Aviation issues of international interest through extensive cooperation. The Centre engages international and regional researchers, businesses, NGOs, governments and academic institutions in maximising the gains of international trade.