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Mohammed D. Aminu
CATF Expert

Mohammed Dahiru Aminu

Policy Manager, Methane (Africa)


Mohammed joined Clean Air Task Force (CATF) in 2022 as the Policy Manager, Methane (Africa). Mohammed has more than 10 years of post-graduate experience—involved in teaching and research, with a stint in consulting and government.

At CATF, Mohammed works to advocate for ambitious, technically sound regulations and other concrete policies to reduce methane emissions in Africa, focusing on Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Gabon, and Angola.

Before joining CATF, Mohammed was a Climate Change Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nigeria, and Technical Assistant on Climate Change to the Nigerian Minister of State for the Environment. He was also an Assistant Professor of Petroleum Chemistry at the American University of Nigeria and Geology Lecturer at the Modibbo Adama University, both in Yola, Nigeria.

Mohammed has published research papers in some of the most important scientific journals such as Applied Energy, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Fuel, Energy and Fuels, Scientific African, Scientific Reports, Heliyon, etc. Mohammed is a recipient of the Applied Energy Highly Cited Paper Award for his work entitled: A review of developments in carbon dioxide storage. The award was given at the 12th International Conference on Applied Energy in Bangkok, Thailand (December 2020).

In 2019, Mohammed was invited by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (a private sector led think-tank and policy advocacy group) to chair the first Nigerian Triple Helix Roundtable on Incentivizing Investments in Research and Development. At the Roundtable, the challenges impeding research and development in Nigeria were identified and recommendations to address them were proposed to the Nigerian government.

Mohammed has a Ph.D. in Carbon Capture and Storage from Cranfield University, UK; an M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from London South Bank University, UK; and a B.Sc. in Geology/Earth Science from University of Maiduguri, Nigeria. Mohammed is a Chartered Geoscientist and a member of several professional associations.