Dr. Alice Akinyi Kaudia, Environment Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya
Alice Akinyi Kaudia is the first Environment Secretary for the government of Kenya; a position held since 2008. Prior to this, she was the Eastern Africa Regional Director for the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Other previous engagements include: Technical Advisor on Forestry Curriculum Development and community-based natural resources management (Zambia) and close to two decades at the Kenya Forestry Research Instituted. Alice holds various high-level international engagements in areas relevant to sustainable management of natural resources, climate change and community development including being a member of World Resources Forum Advisory Board,; Co- Chair of Global Green Growth Knowledge Platform; National Chair of Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) Kenya ; Co-Chair of Climate and Clean Air Coalition and member of Steering Committee of UNEP's International Resources Panel among others. She promotes green growth, circular economy and wellbeing economy at all levels of policy and action to tackle climate change and poverty eradication in developing countries with a focus on priorities for women and youth.