Bernard is a Researcher Fellow at ZIPAR, who holds a PhD from University College London (UCL), MSc Eng. (University of Cape Town — UCT) and BEng (University of Zambia – UNZA). He has an engineering and economics background. Since 2008, he has been researching and working in sub-Sahara’s energy sector. He worked at Kobil Limited as a Commercial Sales Engineer before he went to pursue his Masters in Energy at UCT. Thereafter, he went to UCL to read for his PhD in Energy and Economics (focusing on Zambia’s copper industry). Some of the projects he has worked on analysed the impacts that the Paris Agreement (climate change agreement) would have on revenue flows in Africa’s new oil producing countries, impacts of climate change on Zambia’s electricity sector and the potential of natural gas commercialisation in Zambia. He is avid supporter of Open Source Software, and a proficient user of R and Python.