Patricia Akinyi K’Omudho runs Nairobi, Kenya’s environment programme. Following her championship with Nairobi’s participation at the 2018 World Habitat Day, the city was the first to benefit from the Waste Wise Cities campaign. Patricia presented Nairobi’s waste case at UNEA 5.2.
She also participated in the African Circular Cities Initiative, 2022 delivered by ICLEI with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and funded by MAVA. Patricia is a member of the African Circular Economy Network (ACEN). She is a DANIDA fellow as well as member of the Green and Circular Economy alumni network in Kenya.
Patricia holds a BSc. in environmental health and an MSc. in health systems management.
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.-->