Olivier Mbera is an environmental engineer by profession with ten years of experience in the recycling industry. He is currently working for a leading e-waste recycling company in East Africa which operates the only state-of-the-art e-waste dismantling and recycling facility in Rwanda. Mbera has worked for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as national expert and participated in numerous projects. He has led the development of Rwanda’s e-waste management project as well as worked as a national expert in resource efficiency, cleaner production, sustainable consumption and the Lake Victoria Environment Management Program II. He has an MSc. Degree with honours from the China University of Geosciences.
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.-->