Davinah Milenge coordinates several special initiatives on climate change within the Climate Change and Green Growth Department of the African Development Bank. These include the Africa Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Hub, a platform hosted at the Bank to help African countries implement their Paris Agreement climate commitments; the Secretariat of the African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC), an initiative launched by the Bank AfDB to mobilise, catalyse and leverage domestic climate finance; and the Africa Circular Economy Facility. She also manages portfolio due diligence for the Bank’s green bonds programme.
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.-->