Poverty reduction and wealth creation are two sides of the same coin. Employment or self-employment are at the heart of around 40% of international development projects. I can help teams to:

  • Provide skills that local employers really want
  • Enable entrepreneurs to establish profitable small businesses
  • Build and manage viable social enterprises
  • Find alternative livelihoods, diversify production or enter new markets
  • Increase incomes through sustainable businesses that don’t cost the Earth


Plastic pollution and carbon emissions are two of the world’s greatest challenges. KALTANI, a clean-tech company in Nigeria, has an innovative solution. Thousands of people earn a decent income and improve the local environment by collecting waste. This prevents plastic from being burned, dumped in landfills, or swept into the ocean. Different types of plastic are sorted, washed and recycled. Flakes and pellets are sold to manufacturers. This circular economy uses around 80% less energy than producing new plastic, which dramatically reduces greenhouse gases. The KALTANI Foundation is the non-profit, philanthropic arm of the business which helps:

  • Reduce carbon emissions
  • Improve the environment
  • Reduce ocean plastic
  • Provide basic services for communities
  • Empower women and youths
  • Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

In an exciting joint venture, I explore opportunities with charities and INGOs to scale-up and roll-out plastic recycling across Africa and Asia.


Ethical tourism can be a fantastic source of income for developing countries. It can create large numbers of pro-poor jobs, especially outside the big cities. Tourism can be more environmentally sensitive and sustainable than many other industries. 


As a former tourism entrepreneur in Nepal, I offer practical advice and practical support to charities and INGOs looking to expand the sector.

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