Kigen Compton supports the idea that for us to change our impact on the environment, there must be a commercial motive. People will not change if it effects their financial position negatively. This is what has driven him towards this idea that solutions exist to the problems we face, and he is committed to solving at least one of them. He believes that to enact true change, the experience must be lived, not only at home but in our everyday lives.
Kigen has 15 years’ multinational experience in operational development across multiple sectors including construction, security, telecom and IT. He has worked in Europe, East Africa and the Caribbean, and served at different levels in the private sector, including projects, accounting, business performance and asset management.
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.-->