At Footprints Africa, Deborah Ohui Nartey has coordinated the building of an all-African circular economy database, contributed to the production of the group’s circular economy reports and represented the organisation at events to share insights gathered through their research. She is also the founder and director of Dreams Arise Ghana, a charity that advances education for students and youth in certain rural communities in Ghana and advocates for rural community development.
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.-->