About NET Africa
NET Africa was initiated in response to the outcome of the COP 21 in Paris, on 12 December 2015. Parties to the UNFCCC reached a landmark agreement to combat climate change and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future.
The organization was then officially registered in Brussels, Belgium in July 2017.
NET Africa is an organisation that is structured through partnerships.
The objective of NET Africa is to work in partnership with key stakeholders who are engaged in understanding the interactions between the economy and the environment.
We have three key areas of focus.
(1) Biodiversity Finance
We focus on developing financial/investment solutions and innovations to address biodiversity challenges in Africa.
Biodiversity finance and investment can be directed towards climate change mitigation and adaptation.
We work in partnership with a number of key stakeholders with an interest in the interactions between biodiversity and the economy. We have a particular interest in the interactions between biodiversity, gender and the economy in Africa.
Examples of projects under biodiversity finance:
- Organic Agriculture - actors or key stakeholders invest in organic agriculture that sustains and enhances the health of soil, plant, animal, human, and the planet as one and indivisible.
- Carbon Offset Projects - actors or key stakeholders invest in a forest, conservation, and afforestation for compensating the destruction of the atmosphere caused by greenhouse gas emissions.
- Biodiversity Offset Projects - actors invest in the creation of equivalent forest habitat for a specific species.
(2) Biodiversity Accounting
Accounting for Biodiversity explores the need for companies to actively protect, conserve and improve biodiversity within their sphere of operation. We produce biodiversity accounting to develop engagement with the corporate sector on their Corporate Social Responsibility and potential environmental impact on biodiversity. To improve their environmental reporting and accountability.
We also produce biodiversity accounting to compare trends in biodiversity with economic and social activity in a spatially explicit manner. We also produce these accounts to support sustainable development.
Examples of projects under biodiversity accounting:
- Industry-specific biodiversity accounting reports on mining, oil, and gas industrial project locations.
- Workshops, research, and publications on biodiversity accounting for specific industries.
(3) Biodiversity Auditing & Training
We work to improve the environmental management of biodiversity by working with our partners on international standards environmental management standards and certifications such as ISO 14001/ ISO 50001 / Forest |Carbon Partnership Facility / ISO 9001.
Board of Advisors
Women's Investment Committee
Regional & Local Experts & Ambassadors
Leaders in Community Partnerships / Project Developers
Where we work
European Regional Office - Brussels, Belgium
European Representative - Fadeke Ayoola
East Africa Regional Office - Nairobi, Kenya
East African Representative - Susan Gathigia
Southern Africa Regional Office - Cape Town, South Africa
Southern African Representative - Siphokazil Moloinyane
West Africa Regional Office - Accra, Ghana
West African Representative - Faustina Boakye
Fadeke Ayoola, FCCA
Dr. & Rev.
Valentine Dedji, Cantab
Temi Ayoola, BSc
Founder & CEO
Responsible for management and strategic oversight of the organisation.
Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant and Lead Environmental Auditor, ISO 14001:2015 accredited by the International Register of Certified Auditors.
Formerly an independent consultant and policy adviser on governance, environmental audit and environmental policy.
Member of clergy, Methodist Church, Visiting Lecturer, an associate member of the International Association of Mission Studies (IAMS). He is also an author of a number of books and published articles.
Previously served as Associate Methodist minister at the Wesley's Chapel in London. Extensive background in peace and reconciliation particularly in Africa.
Team Leader, Vodafone UK, Member of the Institute of Engineering technology
Languages: C, C++, Visual C, Pascal, SIMULA, WML, Perl, TTCN, VBA.
Operating Systems: Unix, Microsoft Windows, VxWorks, MCOS, MS DOS, VAX/VMS.
Extensive experience in mobile technology, training and capacity building.
Sadiki Lotha Laisser
Board Adviser on Wetlands
Advising NET Africa on Wetland partnership in Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action program.
Sadiki is the Regional Project Officer Nile Basin Initiative / Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action program.
Environmental Manager & Practitioner for the past 12 years with vast regional experience in Strategic Planning, Program/Project Management, Biodiversity Assessment and Management, Wetland Management, Valuation for Ecosystem Services, CEPA, Water Resources Management, E-Flows Assessment, Citizen Science, Climate Change, River and Wetlands Health Monitoring & Assessment and Valuation for Ecosystem Services.
Dr. Modesta Mederd, PhD
Board Adviser on Gender
Advising NET Africa on womens fisheries framework in East Africa. Dr. Modesta Medard has more than 20 years of work experience in natural resource management and governance systems, Community Based Natural Resource Managemenet (CBNRM), fisheries management, conservation and development, rural livelihoods, and gender. She has an extensive publications list on this subject matter.
Dr. Medard has held senior positions both in Tanzanian government services (the Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute) and international non-governmental organizations.
Dr. Elewechi Okike
PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, FHEA
Board Adviser on Leadership
Advising NET Africa on Management and leadership. Inspiring, proactive, passionate, energetic, highly motivated and achievement-oriented education and training consultant and coach who believes in making a difference, and has a keen interest in the advancement of knowledge through teaching, research, and consultancy; an experienced, innovative and versatile education and training consultant, coach, researcher, and administrator, with a proven ability to teach and examine a wide range of accounting and other business-related subjects; an accredited educator, mentor, and coach with strong management, leadership, relationship building, and networking skills.
WOMEN'S INVESTMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) in International Development
Masters of Horticultural Sciences
Timely distribution and management of agenda and minutes
Provide counsel to executive board and advisory committee on potential investments in Western Africa.
Provide counsel to executive board and advisory committee on potential investments in Eastern Africa.
To provide leadership and direction to the committee, pursuing its vision, mission and strategic direction within the committee's terms of reference.
Provide counsel to executive board and advisory committee on potential investments in Southern Africa. .
REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERTS / AMBASSADORS
SDG West African Regional
Countries: Benin, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo.
Responsible for regional research reports from West African countries
SDG North African Regional
Responsible for regional research reports from North African countries
SDG South African Regional Ambassador
Countries: Southern Africa
Responsible for regional research reports from South African countries
SDG Eastern African Regional Ambassador
Countries: Eastern Africa
Responsible for regional research reports from East African countries
LEADERS IN COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS/PROJECT DEVELOPERS
Dr. Crispin Swedi Bilombele
Deputy Director - Dawn New for Women and Development (ANFD nonprofit NGO). combating coastal erosion, wetland depletion and environmental degradation to enhance the economic growth of the exclusive economic zone.
Forest Partnership is a non-profit organization that works towards the sustainable development of Mombasa County. The group is engaged in revenue generating activities, like fish ponds and a mangrove nursery that allow the funding of other projects: mangrove reforestation in Tudor Creek and educational programs.
Friends of Maasai Forests (FMF).
The overall goal of FMF is to sensitize the community to conserve the forests through tree planting and ensure proper management of all the community forests in Narok County providing social ecological and environmental services to local and international community.
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERTS / AMBASSADORS
SDG National Ambassador
Country Representative: Uganda
SDG National Youth Ambassador
Country Representative: Kenya
SDG National Youth Ambassador
Country Representative: Nigeria
SDG National Youth Ambassador
Country Representative: Kenya
SDG Young Youth Ambassador
Get in touch
Montgomery House, Rue Abbé Cuypers 3,
1040 Bruxelles, Belgium