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.
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.
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.
Where clean cooking leads to capacity building and improved livelihoods for rural 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.
Our global executive team combines decades of experience in carbon and sustainable projects development, project finance, community work, and investment banking.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.