Paul Mbole is the Non-Executive Director of the Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC). He is a sustainability expert who has held various high-level positions in Humanitarian, Development & Advocacy organizations.
He is currently a partner with Baca Development Partners, an organisational and institutional development Practice that has specialised in enabling organisational transformations, facilitating strategic re-alignments, re-structuring programmatic and organisational frameworks for effectiveness & efficiency and, accompanying and mentoring teams & leadership in delivery of organisational transformational ambitions and sustainability goals.
He has served as a UNEP Focal for the Royal Danish Embassy and was responsible for the Government of Kenya (GoK) portfolio with a specific oversight over the development engagements with the Ministry of Environment & Forestry (MoEF) and the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).
In his consulting capacity he has served as a sustainability advisor for the Phased – out NCA Kenya Program supporting the transitioning to sustainability for NCA Kenya Agricultural Value Chain partners including, Kenya Small Coffee Growers Association (KESCOGA) , Kipini Integrated Community Enterprise (KICE) and, Mburugu Dairy Farmers Cooperative Society. Value chains targeted included, Coffee, Fish, Mangoes, Oil Seeds, Grains & Pulses and Dairy. Most recently he was the consulting General Manager for Endless Africa Ltd, a startup agribusiness enterprise committed to disrupting the agricultural sector in Kenya and the larger East African Region in key sectors including Crops, Livestock and Aquaculture through innovation, collaboration and commercialization. He was able to successfully unlock strategic partnerships and collaborations with banking partners like Equity & Cooperative Bank; Institutional Partners -KALRO, NIB, TARDA, AFC, ADC amongst others; Farmer Organisations including Kenya Planters Cooperative Union (KPCU), Kenya Small Coffee Growers Association (KESCOGA), Bura Irrigation Farmers Sacco (BIFS).
Paul Mbole holds a Masters of Architecture (Human Settlements) from Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium and is pursuing an MBA Global Business and Sustainability / Social Entrepreneurship from ALTIS (Università Cattolica Milan) & Catholic University / Tangaza College Kenya.