Sample assignments

2020

Tanzania Forest Conservation Group: Business Development Advisor to the Swiss-funded CoForEST project (‘Conserving forests through sustainable, forest-based enterprise support in Tanzania’), developing sustainable charcoal and timber supply from village woodlands.

UK Dept. for International Dev’t (DFID), Africa-wide. Technology specialist in a team developing opportunities for anaerobic digestion and combustion-based bioenergy investments at sub-5 MWe scale. Through LTS International.

2019

Norad, Ethiopia: Appraisal of an energy and environment project proposal in  refugee-hosting areas of Tigray Region. Through LTS International.

World Bank, Uganda: Technical advisor to FAO-led assessments of forest resource degradation in refugee-hosting areas of N Uganda (2018) and W/SW Uganda (2019). Follow-on design of a $55M forestry and woodfuel investment package.

Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tanzania & Mozambique: Evaluation of the IUCN-led project ‘Sustainability and Inclusion Strategy for Growth Corridors’ (SUSTAIN-Africa) in three landscapes in Tanzania and Mozambique. Through MDF Consulting.

2018

World Bank, Liberia: Identification of options for sustainable charcoal production in timber concessions and community forests.

The Nature Conservancy, East Africa: Analysis of economic viability, policy constraints and investment opportunities for growing East Africas sustainable charcoal sector. Through Practical Action Consulting.

World Bank, Uganda and Kenya: Technical support to an FAO team assessing the impacts on woody biomass of refugees in Uganda (West Nile) and Kenya (Kakuma).

2016-18

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Kenya: Technical lead for a behaviour change communication programme targeting sales of 380,000 higher tier charcoal stoves. Through Practical Action Consulting, with PS Kenya.

2016-17

DFID Bioenergy for Sustainable Energy Access in Africa: Design of a £4M DFID research call to support innovation in bioenergy technology at <5 MW scale in Sub-Saharan Africa. Through LTS International, with the University of Edinburgh and E4tech.

World Bank, Uganda: Development of investment packages in Uganda's woodfuels sector for the Forest Investment Programme of the Climate Investment Fund.

2015

DFID, southern Africa: Design of a 5-year, £40M programme to increase the sustainability of woodfuel value chains in the miombo region of east and southern Africa. Through LTS International.

DFID, Malawi: Analysis of lessons learned from the promotion of improved cook-stoves and solar lighting in the Enhancing Community Resilience Programme. Through LTS International.

2014

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Tanzania: Evaluation of ‘Transforming Tanzania’s Charcoal Sector’, a $7.1M project comprising sustainable charcoal production from community-managed forests alongside biomass energy research, communication and advocacy.

2013

TradeMark East AfricaIdentification of opportunities for growing the industrial bioenergy energy sector in East Africa. Through MARGE (France).

Micro Enterprise Support Programme Trust, Kenya: Identification of opportunities for commercial utilisation of coconut processing residues.

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Chad: Design and operationalisation of a monitoring system for quantifying fuel use by Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad, on behalf of UNHCR.

2012

GIZ, Madagascar: Technical and commercial appraisal of briquette production using discarded charcoal waste in Antsiranana, Diana Region. Through ECO Consult (Germany).

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