Wisdom Akatu is a Senior Environmental Scientist at Knight Piésold Ghana and is based in the Accra office, managing the Environmental Department. He is a registered member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, and holds a master’s degree in environmental management from the University of Oxford. Wisdom has a broad knowledge in environmental issues relating to the mining, power, infrastructure, and oil and gas industries. He also has extensive research experience, including data collection and critical analysis/evaluation, and believes in an ethos of diligence, consistency, and confidence.
Wisdom has been involved in preparing technical reports, collecting environmental baseline data, and facilitating permitting processes (e.g., water use permits, environmental and social impact assessments [ESIAs]). Through his responsibilities at Knight Piésold, he has gained direct experience in managing various ESIAs, developing environmental management frameworks, environmental management plans, and mine closure plans according to International Finance Corporation and World Bank standards.