Solape Hammond has over 20 years’ experience in the private sector. A co-founder of Impact Hub Lagos, a rapidly expanding global network of over 16,000 members across 90+ open hubs in 50 countries worldwide, Solape has supported several national macro-economic transformation initiatives.
She is passionate about social change and has served on the boards or advisory councils of various organisations domestically and internationally. An alumnus of the prestigious University of Ibadan with a BSc. degree in economics (1999), Solape also holds an MBA degree from INSEAD.
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.-->