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.

Alice Ruhweza

Africa Region Director, 
World Wildlife Fund

Dr. Arsene Sanon

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

Evelyn Atuhaire

Economist, Uganda Ministry of Water and Environment

Sareme Gebre

Regional Coordinator for Business and Biodiversity, IUCN Burkina Faso

Ronald Kaggwa

National Planning Authority of Uganda 

Professor Kevin Urama

Senior Director, African Development Institute, AfDB

Thomas O'Brien

Senior Advisor for Africa to the World Bank

Lewis Akenji

Executive Director, 



Charles Karangwa

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

Sebutsoe Nkoanyane 

African Development Institute

Dr Arthur Bainomugisha​​

Executive Director, 

Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment

Lucy Muchoki

CEO, Pan African Agribusiness and Agroindustry Consortium

Vanessa Ushie

African Development Bank 

John Mudany

Director, African Institute for Development Policy (Kenya)

Lucy Waruingi

Executive Director, African Conservation Centre

Dr Najma Mohamed

Policy Director, Green Economy Coalition

Oshani Perera

Director, Sustainable Infrastructure


Mersie Ejigu

IUCN Commission on Economics, Environment and Social Policy

John Maughan

Green Growth Knowledge Platform

Shakespear Mudombi

Researcher, Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies South Africa

Ulrike Troeger

Helmholtz Centre

for Environmental Research

Ntiokam Divine

Founder, Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network

Tom Sengalama

Climate & Resources Advisor,

UK Department for International Development - Uganda

Nadine Bowles-Newark

Deputy Head, Ecosystem Policy Support, UNEP-WCMC

Mark Eigenraam

Director, Institute for the Development of Environmental-Economic Accounting

Philippe Puydarrieux

Lead Natural Resource Economist, IUCN  

Sareme Gebre

Regional Coordinator for Business & Biodiversity, IUCN

Peter Katanisa

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

Luther Bois Anukur

Regional Director for IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa

Beria Namanya 

Fresh Water Governance Manager, WWF Uganda

Dr. William Oweke Ojwang

WWF Kenya

Dr Nontutuzelo Pearl Gola

South African

National Biodiversity Institute