Jack Barrie is an expert on the circular economy and holds a PhD (University of Strathclyde) on circular economy innovation policy.
In his current role, Jack leads pioneering research examining the intersections between the circular economy and international trade, geopolitics, finance (including green taxonomies) and the UN’s SDGs. He works on a range of different global projects including circular value chains with the European Commission and sustainable manufacturing with UNCTAD. He sits on a team of specialists advising UNECE on the circular economy. He is also a Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland member.
He has worked in a technical capacity on a range of radical sustainable technologies across Europe, Africa and Asia including solar home systems, airborne wind energy systems and desalination plants.
Before joining the Ministry of Environment, she worked at Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture as the administrative coordinator for academic affairs, extension and applied research. Prior to that, she served as an environmental audit and monitoring officer at Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) for more than seven years and also as the alternate focal point for the Montreal protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, and the Nagoya Protocol focal point, where she managed different projects aiming at regulating access to the genetic resources. In her capacity as an environmental audit and monitoring officer, she conducted environmental audit activities for different projects under operation and monitored their compliance with environmental regulations.
She is a member of the African Women in science and Engineering. A Rwandan national, Beatrice holds a Master’s in biodiversity conservation from the University of Rwanda.-->