Sample assignments


The Nature Conservancy, East Africa: Team Leader for a 6-month study exploring the economics, policy constraints and investment potential of sustainable charcoal production in East Africa. Through Practical Action Consulting.

World Bank, Uganda and Kenya: Technical backstopping of an FAO team carrying out a rapid diagnostic assessment of environmental degradation in areas impacted by refugees in northern Uganda and north-west Kenya.

World Bank/GIZ: Development of the scope of work for a multi-agency dialogue process to explore linkages between wood energy markets and forest landscape restoration.


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

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

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


DFID, southern Africa: Development 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 low carbon technologies (improved cook-stoves and solar lighting) within the Enhancing Community Resilience Programme. Through LTS International.


GIZ, Rwanda: Development of a DFID Results-Based Financing project for cook-stove commercialisation, to be implemented by Practical Action.

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


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

Kenya Forest Service: Investigatation of bottlenecks to legal charcoal production in Kenya, and why producers and traders committed to compliance seem unable to grow their markets. Through Niras (Finland).

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

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. Report downloadable here.


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

Carbon investor, Ghana: Due diligence of a cookstove company in Accra, on behalf of an international carbon investment fund. Through HED Consulting.

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