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CLIMATE CHANGE IS DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTING THE WORLD’S MOST VULNERABLE

This is as true for Africa’s rural populations as it is for its most endangered species and their shrinking habitats

According to the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Africa is expected to warm at 1.5x the rate of the global average leading to increasingly severe droughts, floods and storms; threatening people’s livelihoods, their health and exacerbating the pressures on Africa’s biodiversity.

Nature itself provides an incredible opportunity to address these challenges and Africa can show the way towards a more sustainable and environmentally conscious energy transition.

Recognising this potential, POWERING AFRICA | RECHARGING CONSERVATION is creating paths to Energy Access in rural communities that improve quality of life, promote climate resilient development and strengthen community ties to protected areas.

VISION & MISSION

VISION & MISSION

The PA|RC vision is to realize a world where access to clean energy is a basic human right, protecting the environment from the impact and causes of climate change a fundamental human responsibility.
The mission is to invest into renewable energy to foster a long-term and sustainable engagement with communities to protect and preserve the environment.
The PA|RC vision is to realize a world where access to clean energy is a basic human right, protecting the environment from the impact and causes of climate change a fundamental human responsibility.
The mission is to invest into renewable energy to foster a long-term and sustainable engagement with communities to protect and preserve the environment.

POWERING AFRICA | RECHARGING CONSERVATION

is solving for four fundamental and interrelated challenges around Climate Change, Energy Access, Conservation and Accountability in Africa.

1. CLIMATE CHANGE

Deforestation and soil erosion are Africa’s largest contributors to climate change. Some six hundred million people in Sub-Saharan Africa are not connected to a regular source of electric power. This number is set to double by 2050. How these people transition to clean sources of energy will have a profound impact on Africa’s economic development, its biodiversity and the rate of climate change globally.

PA|RC is targeting the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach rural populations with bespoke energy solutions that address context-specific needs, facilitate lasting behavioural change and promote broader conservation goals.

1. CLIMATE CHANGE

Deforestation and soil erosion are Africa’s largest contributors to climate change. Some six hundred million people in Sub-Saharan Africa are not connected to a regular source of electric power. This number is set to double by 2050. How these people transition to clean sources of energy will have a profound impact on Africa’s economic development, its biodiversity and the rate of climate change globally.

PA|RC is targeting the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach rural populations with bespoke energy solutions that address context-specific needs, facilitate lasting behavioural change and promote broader conservation goals.

2. ENERGY ACCESS

Rural communities, often lacking access to clean energy and struggling with food and water security, are both the most vulnerable to the impact of climate change and at the forefront of the human-wildlife conflict.

PA|RC is working with local stakeholders to create innovative renewable energy solutions to provide genuine alternatives to firewood and diesel, assist in more sustainable land management practices, generate diversified climate resilient livelihood schemes, and ultimately improve quality of life.

2. ENERGY ACCESS

Rural communities, often lacking access to clean energy and struggling with food and water security, are both the most vulnerable to the impact of climate change and at the forefront of the human-wildlife conflict.

PA|RC is working with local stakeholders to create innovative renewable energy solutions to provide genuine alternatives to firewood and diesel, assist in more sustainable land management practices, generate diversified climate resilient livelihood schemes, and ultimately improve quality of life.

3. CONSERVATION

Functioning ecosystems are both more biodiverse and climate resilient. The success of conservancies/protected areas and their neighbouring communities are inextricably linked. Where the welfare of communities is threatened, the Human Wildlife Conflict is exacerbated. Conversely, flourishing conservancies can provide livelihood opportunities, community services and a more climate resilient ecosystem.

PA|RC is facilitating the Renewable Energy Transition for conservancies to create significant durable cost savings that improve the financial health of these protected areas.

3. CONSERVATION

Functioning ecosystems are both more biodiverse and climate resilient. The success of conservancies/protected areas and their neighbouring communities are inextricably linked. Where the welfare of communities is threatened, the Human Wildlife Conflict is exacerbated. Conversely, flourishing conservancies can provide livelihood opportunities, community services and a more climate resilient ecosystem.

PA|RC is facilitating the Renewable Energy Transition for conservancies to create significant durable cost savings that improve the financial health of these protected areas.

4. ACCOUNTABILITY

Many conservancies and protected areas have realised that, with mounting population pressure, only if surrounding communities are invested in their work will the mission to protect Africa’s biodiversity succeed. Energy Access projects provide an incredible opportunity for Conservancies to quite literally empower their neighbours to take ownership of life changing energy infrastructure in the name of Conservation.

PA|RC is deploying community surveys, thoughtful governance structures and continued mentoring to ensure that communities ultimately become managers and owners of their own energy infrastructure- all in the name of conservation.

4. ACCOUNTABILITY

Many conservancies and protected areas have realised that, with mounting population pressure, only if surrounding communities are invested in their work will the mission to protect Africa’s biodiversity succeed. Energy Access projects provide an incredible opportunity for Conservancies to quite literally empower their neighbours to take ownership of life changing energy infrastructure in the name of Conservation.

PA|RC is deploying community surveys, thoughtful governance structures and continued mentoring to ensure that communities ultimately become managers and owners of their own energy infrastructure- all in the name of conservation.

TEAM

PA|RC is a small robust team of engineers, technicians, finance and project management professionals with decades of relevant experience in energy development in Sub-Saharan Africa, infrastructure investment and related industries. We are based out of Nairobi and London.

ALLAN OCHIENG

Head of Energy Access

Allan has worked as a renewable energy solutions engineer throughout his professional life, focusing on minigrid and commercial scale solutions in East Africa.
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ANDREW CROSSLAND

Advisor
Andrew has worked as a specialist in financing and building renewable energy across four continents.
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Dr GÖTZ BECHTOLSHEIMER

Co-founder and Director of PA|RC
Having run a commercial real estate business with investments spanning Europe and the United States for the past eighteen years; Götz brings his executive, project management and financing strategy skills to the PA|RC team.
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GEETU BHAN

Legal and Partnerships

Geetu is an English-qualified lawyer and after a number of years in the corporate world she is applying the many skills she has developed to work to help make societal improvement.
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GUY LAWRENCE

Co-founder and Africa Director of PA|RC
Guy has lived, explored and worked in more than 20 countries on the African continent, which has fuelled an inherent interest and love of Africa’s people, her culture and her biodiversity.
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ILONA ELLIS

Executive Assistant
Having worked as an Executive Assistant in the UK and US, with a background in hospitality, Ilona works alongside Götz in the PA|RC London Office.
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PAUL M. LEBENEYIO

Community Energy Access Champion
Paul M. Lebeneyio is a passionate tourism and conservation enthusiast born and raised in Koija village, Laikipia North.
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SCHOLA WANGUI

Finance and Operations Manager
Having lived in Kenya her whole life, Schola fully understands and has seen the importance of energy access and nurturing the environment.
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CONTACT

CONTACT

POWERING AFRICA | RECHARGING CONSERVATION
the power of nature to unite conservation and human development

Kenya
163 James Gichuru Road,
Lavington, Nairobi

London
160 Kensington Church Street,
London W8 4BN

Kenya
163 James Gichuru Road,
Lavington, Nairobi

London
160 Kensington Church Street,
London W8 4BN

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