The call to take action against global warming is only getting louder, driven by the havoc in countries which have been on the receiving end of erratic weather patterns that endanger human life as well as property and adversely impact economies. The clarion call is for all countries to join forces to reduce emissions and keep global warming below the 1.5 degree celsius target which portends catastrophic effects if exceeded.
Angela Wanjiku is an Associate in the Projects Energy and Restructuring practice.
She has been involved in energy, infrastructure, projects, public private partnerships and public procurement transactions, and has gained exposure and experience in various matters including carrying out legal audits and compliance checks, drafting and preparation of transaction agreements, issuing legal opinions and engaging regulators.
Experience has included advising:
- As a team member, a developer of over 5,000 affordable housing units under the affordable housing scheme in Kenya.
- As a team member, sponsors of the Kenyan counsel on the 40MW solar power project being undertaken by Selenkei Investment Ltd.
- As a team member, a bidder in the procurement of a Concessionaire for Phase 1 of the Second Container Terminal Port of Mombasa, Kenya, under a PPP arrangement.
- As a team member, KTDA power company Ltd in lobbying the Kenyan parliament on the Draft Crops (Tea Industry) Regulations 2020.
- As a team member, the African Development Bank Group and United States International Development Finance Corporation (collectively, the ‘Lenders’) in a proposed 50MW wind power project in Limuru, Kiambu County, Kenya.
- Kenya School of Law, Advocates Training Programme (2020)
- University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Laws (LL. B) (2018)
- Strathmore University, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (2016)
- 2021 to date, Associate, IKM Advocates, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Kenya
- 2020 to 2021, Pupil, IKM Advocates, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Kenya
The terms ‘Sustainability’ and ‘ESG or Environmental, Social and Governance’ run the risk of becoming mere buzzwords in today’s green-minded world. Worse still, these terms are often used interchangeably when they do not quite mean the same thing. Sustainability is an umbrella term that encompasses all of an organisation’s efforts to be a responsible steward and includes the three specific ESG pillars that are measurable, as they are data driven.