Stephen Sicars holds an MA in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hanover in Germany. He has managed the Research Centre for Refrigeration and Heat Pumps in Germany; headed his own consultancy undertaking research for international industries, NGOs and governments; provided policy advice on environmental matters and has been a technical expert on several international panels. In 2004-2014 he worked with the UN Multilateral Fund for the implementation of the Montreal protocol.
Since 2014, as a director at UNIDO, Sicars has been focusing on the reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases, minimising industrial pollution and advancing the circular economy. In addition, he oversaw UNIDO’s energy portfolio from 2020-2022 and was responsible for managing climate action across the organisation.
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.-->