Earth Systems has extensive experience working in the mining sector in Africa: we have successfully completed several projects in Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal and Tanzania. Earth Systems has specialist expertise in environmental and social impact assessment, baseline and compliance monitoring mine-site water quality management and general environmental management. Our staff combines international best practices’ and regional knowledge and has therefore an in-depth understanding of legal,  environmental and social requirements of mining projects in Africa.

Carbon_EnergyEnergy and Renewables

Innovative technologies to provide energy solutions to communities with unreliable or inaccessible electricity are rapidly expanding across sub-Saharan Africa. From hydropower, wind-power, geothermal, biogas and solar PV– an array of technologies are available to assist the world in achieving the milestones of Sustainable Development Goal #7 – “access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”.

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With more than 50% of Africa’s export earnings attributed to the hydrocarbon sector in 2015, the Oil and Gas sector is critical to its economic development. With North and West Africa home to well known reserves and producers, East Africa is increasingly being explored due to extensive natural gas and oil deposits, both on and off-shore. There is significant opportunity for investors to seize both

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATransport and Infrastructure

Earth Systems provides environmental and social consulting services to large infrastructure developments in Africa. We have extensive experience in the management and assessment of environmental and social aspects associated with large infrastructure projects such as roads, railways, ports and airports, mining, hydropower dams and electricity transmission line developments. Our services cover every stage of the project cycle – from pre-feasibility studies, impact assessment and project permitting through to construction, operations and closure.

Waste and Wastewater

Earth Systems develops solutions to prevent, minimise or treat water pollution. We have a range of services specific to the water and waste water sectors, including: characterisation, monitoring and treatment of water quality issues, development of innovative water use efficiency and recycling schemes, and development of solutions for potable water, groundwater, stormwater, process water and waste water.

urban needs edit 2Urban Growth

Africa has undergone extremely rapid urbanisation over the last 50 years – faster than any other continent in the world. Today, approximately 20% of the world’s 100 fastest growing cities are in Africa. This high urban growth is accompanied by major urban challenges to address on our way to sustainable urban development combining economic growth and social equity, through considerations of traffic and transport, storm water and waste management.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAgriculture and Rural Development

Despite rapid urbanisation, 63% of the population of sub-Saharan Africa remains in rural areas, with agriculture the main source of livelihood income. With increasing threats to climate and food security, the development of rural areas in respect to energy, water and economic accessibility is critical to establishing resilient and thriving communities.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATransboundary Environments

The great lakes, rivers and savannahs of Africa traverse multiple countries, with the Great Rift Valley spanning from Lebanon to Mozambique, emphasising the interconnectedness of Africa’s ecosystems. Whilst individual developments require environmental and social impact assessments to determine their discrete impacts, many environmental challenges require collaborative approaches to achieving successful outcomes – from invasive species management and pollution and run-off to over-fishing. With new roads, railways and ports improving the interconnectedness of Africa as a continent, addressing the cumulative impacts of new developments is even more critical.


Earth Systems Senegal Office
Face Station Shell Ngor-Almadies,
Route de l’aéroport,
lot N° 02, Dakar, Senegal
Tel: (221) 3386 83023
Fax: (221) 3382 04351

Earth Systems Rwanda Office
KG 599 ST, House 13,
Gishushu, Kigali, Rwanda
Tel: +250 781 103 535
Fax: +221 3382 04351