Israel Olagunju is a value-driven waste advocate and currently manages an electronic waste recycling company. He is interested in the responsible management of plastic waste and plans to build a facility that can find new uses for all materials recovered from electronic waste. He played an instrumental role in the E-waste Compensation as an international financing mechanism in Nigeria (ECoN) project, a Prevent Waste Alliance pilot. The project focused on flat panel displays and lithium-ion batteries.
Olagunju is an accomplished creative artist with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the Federal University of Technology Akure and a Master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Lagos.
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.-->