Lydia Obenewa Essuah has over twenty years’ experience in development planning and public financial management in the Ghana Civil Service. She has risen through the ranks to the position of a director. Essuah is responsible for the policy formulation in the areas of e-waste and plastics management, project design and appraisal, and the negotiation and implementation of poverty reduction projects. She is the project coordinator for the German-funded projects for sustainable management of e-waste.
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.-->