Gaëtan Ducroux is currently in charge of bilateral and regional environmental cooperation with Africa and South Asia in the European Commission Directorate General for Environment. He promotes the circular economy and EU circular economy policies with third countries and organisations from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. He has notably monitored studies on the circular economy in EU-Africa co-operation and is involved in the work of the African Circular Economy Alliance (ACEA), as well as in the bilateral EU-India partnership on Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy.
In previous functions, he worked seven years on the European Commission’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis and ten years for development co-operation projects in various countries in the Middle East and Africa. He holds a Master’s degree from the University La Sorbonne, Paris, in development cooperation and humanitarian action.
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.-->