Gerald Kim is Program Manager of International Programs at NARUC. He focuses on programs in Africa and South Asia.
Mohammed Ahmed serves as the executive transmission advisor to the chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
Volunteering brings out the best in us. It is great to spread the word about NARUC's international programs that send the U.S. regulatory world's best and brightest all over the earth to empower the global community of regulators to drive change in their energy sectors.
Here you will hear from two intrepid travelers, Gerald Kim with NARUC, and Mohammed Ahmed with PUC of Ohio, and journey with them to West Africa, where they brought their unique knowledge to Ghana. They helped take the first steps in building relationships with their counterparts in West Africa, along with USAID.
Their story doesn't end here, it's a waypoint, as they have much left to do. Maybe their words will inspire some of you to volunteer. The world is waiting.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: You and maybe some others went to Ghana recently in September. What was the point of that and what did you do on this trip?
Gerald Kim: We went to Ghana in September, because NARUC International Programs is developing a new partnership with the West African regional regulator with support from the United States Agency for International Development or USAID. The regional regulator, Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA), oversees cross-border trade in fourteen countries.