Karin Boomsma perceives businesses as a force for good and the circular economy as a key model for the new systems and ultimately a circular society. She uses creativity and innovation to turn climate change and circular economy concepts into relevant business strategies, communications, fruitful partnerships, networks, activities and positive impact. Her key focus is boosting businesses to rethink their DNA and redesign models into future proof ones. With a background of social and cultural studies, her passion for diversity, behavioural change and youth is big. She is a visionary in building partnerships and creating multi-stakeholder movements.
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.-->