Sample assignments


DFID Bioenergy for Sustainable Energy Access in Africa: Team Leader (under a consortium led by LTS International) for a research project investigating the challenges and opportunities affecting the adoption and roll out of modern bioenergy technology in Sub-Saharan Africa. Partnering with LTS, University of Edinburgh and E4tech.

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Kenya: Technical lead in a behaviour change communication programme aimed at generating 380,000 new sales of higher tier charcoal stoves (led by PS Kenya and Practical Action Consulting).

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


DFID Moving Energy Initiative (MEI): Re-write of a policy paper on modern cooking solutions for humanitarian settings, part of a series for MEI (a collaboration between GVEP, Chatham House, Practical Action, the Norwegian Refugee Council and UNHCR seeking to meet the energy needs of forcibly displaced populations in safer, cleaner and more sustainable ways).

DFID, southern Africa: Development of a potential 5-year, £40M programme for the UK’s International Climate Fund, aimed at increasing the sustainability of woodfuel value chains in the miombo region of east and southern Africa. Via 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 ProgrammeVia LTS International.


GIZ, Rwanda: Development of a Results-Based Financing project for large-scale cook-stove dissemination, to be implemented by Practical Action and funded by DFID.

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


TradeMark East AfricaIdentification of gaps and opportunities for growing the renewable energy industry in East Africa, with a focus on the bioenergy sector. Via MARGE.

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. Via Niras.

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

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


UNHCR, Kenya & Rwanda: Assessment of lessons learned from energy and environment programmes in refugee operations, to guide a new UNHCR global Domestic Energy Strategy. Via ProAct Network.

GIZ, Madagascar: Evaluation of the technical and commercial viability of briquette production based on discarded charcoal waste in the city of Antsiranana, Diana Region. Via ECO Consult.

Carbon investor, Ghana: Due diligence of a cookstove programme in Accra, on behalf of an international carbon investment fund under the CDM, to confirm credibility and commercial viability. Via HED Consulting.

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