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Chris Alafaa

Chris Alafaa


Research Associate



My Portfolio Highlights

My New Workbook

Pollinators Need Us, and We Need Pollinators! (Bee friendly plants)

My New Workbook

A Peek into the Financial Times' Ranking: Africa's Fastest Growing Companies 2023

My New Workbook

What Fuel for the Green Transition in Canada - Understanding the Bicycle Market

Data storyteller, crafting compelling narratives through the language of numbers.

My Work

Take a look at my latest work.


The Android App Market on Google Play


The Android App Market on Google Play

My Certifications

These are the industry credentials that I’ve earned.

Data Analyst Associate

Data Analyst Associate

DataCamp Course Completion

Take a look at all the courses I’ve completed on DataCamp.

My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

Anthea | Jan 2023 - Present

Research Associate

We provide catalytic capital to impact-driven African founders creating systemic change.

Raise Green | Jan 2023 - Present

Impact Partner

Contact me if you are interested in investing in climate solutions, or seeking investments.

Thrive Africa Community | Nov 2022 - Apr 2023

Angel Investor

Thrive Africa Community is a network of young & successful African Gen Z and millennials from across the world who are united by the mission of collectively taking bets on diverse investment opportunities on the continent beginning with angel investment.
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On Deck | Jul 2022 - Jan 2023

Climate Tech Fellow

On Deck is where top talent comes to accelerate their ideas and careers, surrounded by a world-class community.

AirMiners | Oct 2022 - Nov 2022

Boot-Up Fellow


EntryLevel | Oct 2022 - Nov 2022

Venture Capital Analyst

Conducted market analysis on the Climate tech Market in Africa, sourced early-stage startups within the market, and conducted due diligence.

EntryLevel | Oct 2022 - Nov 2022

Financial / Data Analyst

Used Excel to perform financial analysis, create charts and financial reports, and evaluate investment opportunities in order to comprehend corporate performance, spot patterns, and create financial models, reports, and projections.

SupplyESChange | Jul 2022 - Present

ESG Consultant and Business Intelligence

- Analyse the ESG performance of large corporations and verify how they fare with the ratings such as MSCI and Sustainalytics. - Help businesses understand and manage supply chain risks, effect change, and publish strong modern slavery statements as well as business human rights due diligence and ESG reporting by assisting them with learning, risk assessment, roadmap creation, planning, alignment of business activities, consideration of tools and initiatives, and action. - Assist Investors in strengthening their ESG analysis and involvement through E&S in Supply Chains Insights. - Assist investors who are interested in ESG in better understanding how businesses handle significant and increasingly essential ESG components of environmental and social responsibility in global supply chains and value chains. - Advice investment managers and analysts who are looking at and engaging firms on ESG to better analyze what businesses should be doing about these risks, deliver on the SDGs, and for social impact and environmental sustainability.

MCJ Collective | Jun 2022 - Present

MCJ Lagos Community Coordinator


Startup Basecamp | May 2022 - Sep 2022


I wrote relevant articles focusing on the Climate Tech trends in Africa (Climate Tech Africa Blog).

Climate Mind | Apr 2022 - Sep 2022

Frontend Engineer

- Part of a team of Engineers that built the V2 of a progressive web app with React/TypeScript, which has a knowledge base that relates to customer values about the real effects of climate change. - Fixed bugs and built small feature improvements and updates enhancing usability - Worked closely with UI/UX designers to implement and translate designs into working frontend codes. - Wrote automated test for the frontend using cypress. - Contributed to documentation to speed up onboarding for new members - Worked with React, Typescript, Redux, cypress, docker, material UI - Reviewed codes from other engineers after each task. - Worked with project management tools such as Jira, and Atlassian, to effectively manage the project.

SupplyESChange | Apr 2022 - Jul 2022

Data Analyst / Project Assistant

- Research to summarise and explain learnings from business human rights cases, especially in supply chain. - Research and summaries of new business human rights due diligence legislation and on ensuring no forced labour in supply chains. - Assist in creation of large research and advisory for clients. - Assisting in creation of presentations which SupplyESChange Director uses in trainings and workshops guiding clients to learn business human rights.

Climate Changemakers | Mar 2022 - Jun 2022

Software Engineer

- Built a slack bot that filters and sorts new members into their respective regional channels - Built an echo bot and integrated welcome messages for new users that joined the channel.

PLACE Initiative | Nov 2021 - Jun 2022


Place Initiative is a policy platform that operates in the intersection between climate change, social justice, and urbanism.

Go My Code | Oct 2021 - Mar 2022

Software Engineer Intern

• Analysed, designed and developed suites. • Collaborated cross-functionally with other brilliant software engineers.

Ministry of Environment, Rivers State | Nov 2019 - Jan 2020

Laboratory Assistant

I worked closely with the Principal Geologist, Department of Flood, Erosion Control and Coastal Zone Management on projects involving Environmental Assessments, Water Quality Assessments, Control and Prevention of flood and erosion.

My Education

Take a look at my formal education

Bachelor's degree, Marine Biology and Biological OceanographyUniversity of Lagos | 2021

About Me

Chris Alafaa

I work at the intersection of Research, Data, and Technology with a mission to provide visibility and context to investment trends in emerging markets, particularly the African Startup Ecosystem.

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