About Us

Developing Secure Livelihood

  1. Giraffe Bioenergy is a developer of rural bioeconomies producing both food and fuel.
    We are a driven team that believes that every Kenyan has a right to clean,
    safe, reliable and affordable cooking solution and a secure livelihood.

Our Mission

We believe that every Kenyan household has a right to clean, safe, reliable and affordable clean cooking solutions. We recognizes and leverage the central role of women in the energy value chains that we create.

Our Vision

We will transform 10,000 smallholder farmers’ livelihoods in Kenya by 2030. We leverage local communities, use integrated farming and digital systems to drive our operations, delivering positive impact to thousands of Kenyans

Our Values

We believe in urgent action. Clean cooking programs and policies in Kenya must be implemented with speed and integrity to achieve universal clean cooking by 2028.

Meet Our Team

DR. LINDA DAVIS

(C.E.O, GIRAFFE BIOENERGY)

Dr. Linda Davis has over 15 years extensive experience in senior-level positions within the renewable energy sector, including conventional and cellulosic ethanol technologies and algae-based biofuels. Linda earned her undergraduate degree in Food Science and Technology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya. She completed her PhD in Microbiology and Biotechnology at the University of Western Sydney. Dr. Davis also holds certificates in Petroleum Refining, Project Management, Finance and Accounting (Stanford University).

NICK BROOKS

(ADVISER, GIRAFFE BIOENERGY)

Nick spent 25 years in Shell International setting up and running businesses in SE Asia, South Asia, East Europe, Middle East, Africa, Central and South America. Since leaving Shell in 2005 Nick has focused on the renewables sector, setting up or sitting on the Boards of biofuel and bioenergy companies in Europe, Africa and China, covering many different parts of the value chain, from growing energy crops, through to technology development companies, project development companies building and operating biofuel and bioenergy plants. In addition, he provides an advisory service to very early stage renewable sector players. He also Chairs two charity Boards working with disadvantaged young people in UK and South Africa.

GIBSON KIPLIMO

(AGRONOMIST & PROJECT LEAD)

Gibson Kiplimo is an Agronomist and Project Lead at Giraffe Bioenergy. He has worked with governments, businesses, and farmers to implement strategies that are good for businesses, good for agriculture, good for the environment, and good for communities. Gibson pursued his undergraduate studies in Agriculture at Kenyatta University and Post Graduate studies in Project Management at the University of Nairobi. He also has experience in market research.

As an Agronomist, Gibson understands crop production needs, farming practices, crop research experiments, and soil management practices. He has also gained customer relations skills, entrepreneurship skills, training skills, and administration skills. Gibson offers Agronomy and Project Management services.