Dora Cudjoe has over 16 years’ experience in natural resources and environment management, and climate resilient development. She joined the World Bank in 2007 as a young professional and played a key role in establishing the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) in 2008. In 2018, she rejoined the CIF as program coordinator for stakeholder engagement where she has been championing inclusive and transparent climate finance governance. Prior to the World Bank and the CIF, she worked with the Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office.
Dora has worked across countries in South Asia and Africa on forest landscape restoration, nature-based tourism and biodiversity conservation in roads infrastructure. She holds a Master of environment management degree from the Yale University School of the Environment and a B.Sc. in NRM from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi. She also holds a leadership certificate from the Manhattanville College in New York.
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.-->