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Climate Finance
That Improves Lives

A Powerful Mitigant to the Climate Crisis

Tembo Climate is committed to improved cooking programs in Sub-Saharan Africa that help reduce deforestation, and empower communities most at risk from the effects of climate change. We finance clean cookstoves projects across Sub-Saharan Africa through high-quality, high-integrity carbon credit programs that deliver maximum impact for communities.

Tembo Climate aims to contribute to unlocking the voluntary carbon market by delivering disrupting, transparent and trusted emission reduction projects.

Burning firewood as fuel for cooking causes serious health and social problems, and destroys forests.

Supporting improved cookstoves through carbon credits offers a holistic, impactful solution.

Tembo Climate carbon credits allow reputable corporates to have a positive impact on Climate Change.

Such Carbon credits enable the delivery of more sustainable cooking methods to sub-Saharan African communities.

Wood consumption and carbon emissions drop by 50%.

Women and girls spend less time collecting firewood and cooking and more time in education and income-generating activities.

Health problems due to smoke-inhalation decrease.

Communities' living standards increase overall, and poverty levels drop.

While cookstoves running on bio-fuels or electricity are a great fit in urban areas, our improved firewood cookstoves are essential to transition rural communities to healthier cooking habits.

Let’s Scale Improved Cookstoves Together

Where clean cooking leads to capacity building and improved livelihoods for rural communities.

Build More Resilient Communities

Our flagship Azimayi project in Malawi brings clean cookstoves to rural communities, levelling the playing field by ensuring communities become more resilient to the climate crisis, and giving women a powerful tool to take the lead.

Delivering Impact

Our global executive team combines decades of experience in carbon and sustainable projects development, project finance, community work, and investment banking.

Humphrey Mulindi - Tembo Climate

Humphrey Mulindi

Co-founder
Technical Advisor

Jacques Barouhiel - Tembo Climate

Jacques Barouhiel

Co-founder

Raphael Khalifa - Tembo Climate

Raphael Khalifa

Co-founder

Paul Czekalowski - Tembo Climate

Paul Czekalowski

Investor - Business Development & Carbon Removal Focus

Nicolas Rousseau

Nicolas Rousseau

Head of Operations

Lucy Richard - Tembo Climate

Lucy Richard

VP – Social Advisor & ESG Manager

Sheila von Hoerner - Tembo Climate

Sheila von Hoerner

Country Manager, Uganda

Lilian Nseula - Tembo Climate

Lilian Nseula

Southern Africa Manager

Martha Kagiri - Tembo Climate

Martha Kagiri

Technical Advisor

Christine Vusha - Tembo Climate

Christine Vusha

Training Manuals Advisor

Regina Malisena - Tembo Climate

Regina Maliseni

Training Advisor

Alex Dale - Tembo Climate

Alex Dale

General Counsel

Participate in the Most Impactful Carbon Credit Projects

Join us on our Journey to Save Over 50 Million Tons of CO2 emissions Each Year, and Have a Strong Social Impact in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Humphrey Mulindi - Tembo Climate

Humphrey Mulindi

Co-founder

Renewable energy engineer with proven track record in development as well carbon origination, development and trading in Sub-Saharan Africa

Hydropower development with Tembo in Kenya since 2013

Former UNFCCC certifier for cookstoves in SSA

Vice-President at Carbon Manna (2010- 2012)

Origination and Development of carbon offsets at JP Morgan Climate Care, Washington/ London (2007-2010)

Jacques Barouhiel - Tembo Climate

Jacques Barouhiel

Co-founder

Investment Banker with over 18-year investment banking experience in Europe

Joined Tembo in Dec 2020, based in Mauritius

Engineering background with superior financial modelling & IT capabilities

Director at Barclays, UK (2010-2020)

Head of Structuring at Orchard Global Asset Management, UK (2008 – 2010)

Associate at Deutsche Bank, UK (2006-2007) Associate at Merrill Lynch, UK (2005-2006)

Raphael Khalifa - Tembo Climate

Raphael Khalifa

Co-founder

Investment Banker with 10-year experience in hydropower projects development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Founded Tembo Holdings in 2015

Director at Deutsche Bank, UK (2006-2008) Director at UBS IB, UK (2002-2006)

Associate at Société Générale CIB, UK (1998- 2002)

Paul Czekalowski - Tembo Climate

Paul Czekalowski

Investor - Business Development & Carbon Removal Focus

Senior Investment Banker with over 20-year investment banking experience in London.

Joined Tembo in August 2021.

Strong expertise in structured finance holding management position in reputable investment banks (latterly global head of fixed income structuring at UBS IB).

Seasoned startup and real estate investor.

Nicolas Rousseau

Nicolas Rousseau

Head of Operations

Nicolas brings over 30 years of experience in understanding employer’s requirements and project specifications, coordinating multi-disciplinary designing from preliminary to ready-to-go ones in Africa.

 

His expertise includes project development and implementation, general commercial law, intellectual property, marketing, business-to-business agreements and project funding.

 

Nicolas combines technical and commercial expertise owing to his diversified professional experience:

  • Project Engineer at SUEZ
  • Technical Director at VEOLIA (West Africa)
  • Commercial Director for West Africa, Regional Director for East Africa and then Commercial Director for Africa at EIFFAGE GENIE CIVIL
Lucy Richard - Tembo Climate

Lucy Richard

VP – Social Advisor & ESG Manager

Senior Social Advisor with 5 year experience in social issues related to small hydropower schemes. Acted as sociologist on Ndugutu and Sindila projects in Uganda.

Sociologist at Tembo, Kenya (since January 2021). Certified IHA user of Hydropower Sustainability tools.

Social Coordinator at KMR Infrastructure Company, Uganda (2016-2020).

Public Information Intern at United Nations, Kenya (2014-2015).

Community Coordinator at PEACE, Kenya (2013- 2014).

Sheila von Hoerner - Tembo Climate

Sheila von Hoerner

Country Manager, Uganda

Renewable energy & energy efficiency developer with a decade of African experience.

Holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of St. Andrews and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Houston.

Spearheads innovative energy projects to drive Africa’s sustainable economy transition.

Establishes partnerships between local communities, governments, and international organizations to promote clean energy adoption.

Proficient in navigating complex regulatory environments and local customs.

Lilian Nseula - Tembo Climate

Lilian Nseula

Southern Africa Manager

Energy & Climate Professional with 8+ years experience in highly competitive Energy and Carbon management industry. 

Track record of leading and managing multi-million-dollar international programs in Southern Africa.

Specialized in renewable energy policy, just energy transition, renewable energy technologies and passionate to advance sustainable energy development.

Martha Kagiri - Tembo Climate

Martha Kagiri

Technical Advisor

Environmental conservation lead with a civil engineering background.

Member of Kenya Puxin Renewable Energy Co, a front runner in renewable energy social enterprise and civil engineering.

Co-founder of Green Minds Africa, a consortium dealing with solutions to climate change

Christine Vusha - Tembo Climate

Christine Vusha

Training Manuals Advisor

Conservator working with pastoralist / indigenous people centered institutions to address the environmental and natural resources degradation, threats / biodiversity loss, livelihoods loss and climate change challenge.

Regina Malisena - Tembo Climate

Regina Maliseni

Training Advisor

Highly experienced community development professional with a background in teaching and a BA in Social Science and over 25 years of experience in rural community training with a specific focus on women’s training.

Fluent in Chichewa, English and currently serves as Chief Trainer, working to ensure more women leaders are trained in cookstove making.

Alex Dale - Tembo Climate

Alex Dale

General Counsel

Senior corporate lawyer whose practice spans across multiple sectors.

Assisting Tembo since incorporation in 2015, based in the UK / Israel.

Expertise in multiple fields including corporate governance, general commercial law, intellectual property, business to business agreements and an array of international and domestic corporate transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, share and asset sales and venture capital and angel financing.