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EWIA increases the (wo)manpower

The EWIA team is growing! You may have already noticed from looking at our website that a large number of women are employed at EWIA. A high female labour force participation rate is quite normal in Ghana, and many companies are founded and run by women. Women have a high status in Ghanaian society and they also study in large numbers. We would like to introduce two new faces to our team today. 

Afefa Akoumany and Hilda Dramani-Eshun are joining us with immediate effect. Their areas of responsibility and their respective backgrounds are different and illustrate the range of positions that are now being created and filled at EWIA.  


Afefa is an electrical engineer with over four years' experience in the field of solar energy. She specialises in the planning and installation of PV solar systems and is passionate about current trends in renewable energy and research. She is currently pursuing an MPhil programme in Renewable Energy Technologies at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).


Hilda is a dynamic professional with extensive experience in sales, customer service, administration and business development. At EWIA, she serves as Sales & Administrative Manager. Previously, Hilda worked as a B2B sales specialist at Estonian-based mobility provider and Uber competitor Bolt, where she demonstrated her skills in selling business solutions to small and medium-sized customers. 

Hilda's strengths include account management and customer relations, as well as business-to-business (B2B) sales, sales management, Google Workspace, customer relationship management (CRM) and direct sales.

Building bridges from Munich to Ghana.


Afefa recently shone at a network meeting and ambassador reception organised by EWIA. On the occasion of the visit of Dr Peter Jansens, member of the Advisory Board of Forschungszentrum Jülich(responsible for the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energies), and an associated reception, we met at the German Embassy in Accra on Thursday. The evening enabled networking in the field of "Green Hydrogen and Net-Zero-Target" and combined scientific excellence with entrepreneurship. 


Afefa's success in linking different disciplines is also due to her studies, from which EWIA can benefit greatly. KNUST, based in Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti region, cooperates with the SEED Centre of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The cooperation between the two partner universities goes so far that they recently also set up the TUM.Africa Talent exchange programme. 


Afefa is the local representative of the "TUM SEED Student Initiative Founder" at KNUST and was invited to the "TUM SEED Student Initiative Founder Forum" in Munich in this context. The forum, which will take place between 7 and 16 December 2023, brings together students from corresponding technical universities in the Global South, more precisely from Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Namibia, Peru and Uganda.


SEED stands for "Sustainable Energies, Entrepreneurship and Development" and combines the topics of renewable energies, entrepreneurship and development. The SEED Centre is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development


We are delighted to have Afefa and Hilda on board and to be able to work with them to offer African SMEs green, reliable and affordable solutions.


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