Paula Pättikangas is a young active who is passionate about holistic sustainability, intergenerational justice and systemic changes. As co-chair of the Youth Agenda2030 group and a board member of Fingo, the umbrella organisation of Finnish global development associations, Paula actively works for a more equal and sustainable society. In 2023-2024 she will act as Finland’s UN Youth delegate.
Paula is a Master’s degree student in futures studies and excels also in sustainable development, responsible business management and cultural history.
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.-->