Mtamu Kililo is an ardent impact design enthusiast, passionate about a more equitable and just Africa. He envisions a reality of this passion through design processes and products that promote economic stimuli and resilience especially in under-served groups.
He is the co-founder and CEO of MycoTile, a company that offers alternative building materials in Kenya. The materials are manufactured locally using readily available agricultural waste and rapidly growing mushroom mycelium as a bonding agent.
An alumni of the African Design Centre in Kigali, a fellowship programme by MASS Design Group that trains and empowers the youth to become creative design leaders, he is currently also a Consulting Architect at Cave_bureau, a Nairobi based bureau of architects and researchers charting explorations into architecture and urbanism within nature.
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.-->