Perivoli Climate Trust

Perivoli Climate Trust supports research into Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation strategies focusing on Africa.

The research is led by Africa based Universities and Research Institutions, sometimes in partnership with institutions from the U.K., particularly the University of Bristol, in the belief that solutions that come from within the Continent are ultimately more likely to be successful.


The Perivoli Climate Trust is a Namibian domiciled company limited by guarantee. Its Trustees are James Alexandroff, Tom Goddard, Tom Newton and Soraj Bissoonauth.

The Issue

Global temperatures look like breaking through the 1.5 degree increase currently targeted versus pre-industrial levels resulting in extreme heat waves and flood.

The consequences will be dire for people in African countries who live subsistence lives in flimsy, thermally unfriendly, dwellings dependent on small plots of land for homegrown food.

Our Goal

Our goal is to fund research into both potential strategies that will help African counties:

• Contribute to carbon drawdown by reversing land degradation and the content of organic carbon in soil.

• Better husband increasingly scarce resources such as water and woodland.

• Reduce fossil fuel dependence through development of sources of renewable energy.
• Develop more resilient building products.

• Come up with alternative sources of food for both humans and animals.

• Protect livelihoods by creating new sources of sustainable income.

Perivoli Africa Research Centre (PARC)

The research projects are mostly seed projects funded by the Perivoli Foundation through the University of Bristol’s Perivoli Africa Research Centre which runs research projects in partnerships with African Universities and Research Institutions.

Academics from the University of Bristol and elsewhere are invited to participate in the projects by providing skills and knowhow to their Africa-based collaborators.

Third party funding is sort wherever possible to scale the more promising initiatives all the way to implementation.

Our Initiatives

So far we have developed seed projects addressing the following areas:

Land rejuvenation
Farming practices
Alternative foods
Marine health
Animal conservation
Renewable energy
Carbon drawdown