OUR SPEAKERS

The African Forum on Green Economy brought together policymakers, researchers, citizen groups, NGOs, governments and businesses large and small to forge new connections, share stories of success and build a new community of practice for a resilient and prosperous Africa.

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Alice Ruhweza

Africa Region Director, 
World Wildlife Fund

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Dr. Arsene Sanon

Acting Regional Coordinator for Protected Areas and Biodiversity, IUCN Burkina Faso

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Evelyn Atuhaire

Economist, Uganda Ministry of Water and Environment

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Sareme Gebre

Regional Coordinator for Business and Biodiversity, IUCN Burkina Faso

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Ronald Kaggwa

National Planning Authority of Uganda 

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Professor Kevin Urama

Senior Director, African Development Institute, AfDB

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Thomas O'Brien

Senior Advisor for Africa to the World Bank

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Lewis Akenji

Executive Director, 

SEED

 
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Charles Karangwa

Regional Coordinator: Forests, Landscapes & Livelihood, IUCN Eastern & Southern Africa

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Sebutsoe Nkoanyane 

African Development Institute

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Dr Arthur Bainomugisha​​

Executive Director, 

Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment

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Lucy Muchoki

CEO, Pan African Agribusiness and Agroindustry Consortium

Vanessa Ushie

African Development Bank 

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John Mudany

Director, African Institute for Development Policy (Kenya)

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Lucy Waruingi

Executive Director, African Conservation Centre

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Dr Najma Mohamed

Policy Director, Green Economy Coalition

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Oshani Perera

Director, Sustainable Infrastructure

IISD

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Mersie Ejigu

IUCN Commission on Economics, Environment and Social Policy

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John Maughan

Green Growth Knowledge Platform

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Shakespear Mudombi

Researcher, Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies South Africa

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Ulrike Troeger

Helmholtz Centre

for Environmental Research

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Ntiokam Divine

Founder, Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network

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Tom Sengalama

Climate & Resources Advisor,

UK Department for International Development - Uganda

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Nadine Bowles-Newark

Deputy Head, Ecosystem Policy Support, UNEP-WCMC

Mark Eigenraam

Director, Institute for the Development of Environmental-Economic Accounting

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Philippe Puydarrieux

Lead Natural Resource Economist, IUCN  

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Sareme Gebre

Regional Coordinator for Business & Biodiversity, IUCN

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Peter Katanisa

National Program Coordinator for Global Programme of Sustainability in Rwanda; Coordinator of Africa NCA CoP

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Luther Bois Anukur

Regional Director for IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa

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Beria Namanya 

Fresh Water Governance Manager, WWF Uganda

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Dr. William Oweke Ojwang

WWF Kenya

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Dr Nontutuzelo Pearl Gola

South African

National Biodiversity Institute

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