Patrick Karani
African Government Relations

Patrick Karani is currently a Business Development Consultant and Managing Partner at BEA International, based in Nairobi. Throughout his career, he has provided strategic advisory services on climate change, finance and the development of environmentally and financially sound forestry, water and energy projects in Africa for the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the GEF, EU, EGAD, IFC and governments in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Mauritius, Burkino Faso, Uganda, Sudan, Nigeria Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, the Gambia, Senegal, South Africa, et al.

Mr. Karani worked at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) as Corporate Strategist where he developed a strategy to assist the Bank in integrating environmental issues into the economics of infrastructure development, contributing to the establishment of the US$500 million Pan African Infrastructure Facility supporting the line of credit to the Pan African Infrastructure Facility Fund. He has worked at the World Bank in Washington DC and at the African Development Bank. He has published books on carbon offset markets, building local community assets, and ecological and economic development, as well as research and articles in international accredited journals related to economic development, climate change, economic and environmental policy and management. 

Mr. Karani holds a Masters Degree in International Economics, Development and Social Change from Clark University, Worcester, MA, and a Bachelors of Education in Economics and Business Studies from Kenyatta University, Nairobi. He earned a Certificate in International Management of Sustainability Challenges from Tilburg University, School of Business and Society, The Netherlands, and Certificate in Leadership
Management from UC-Berkeley California, USA.