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Dr. Alice Kaudia

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Dr. Alice Kaudia is the current Environment Secretary in the Republic of Kenya and works for the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources. She has extensive experience in the field of community-driven natural resources management and conservation spanning close to three decades. At policy and strategic leadership level, she has coordinated the production and application of Kenya’s National Climate Change Response Strategy, the Master Plan for Conservation and Sustainable Management of Water Catchment Areas, the National Environment policy among others


Alice holds degrees in agriculture and forestry extension and is an experienced designer of institutional capacity building, network coordinator and inter-agency collaboration facilitator. She has worked as a technical adviser in community participation to the Zambia Forestry College, and has many years of experience in participatory research, participatory project formulation, project proposal writing, monitoring and evaluation, project management, team facilitation, negotiation, and conflict management. She has acted as a mentor and trainer to women and men in research and project proposal writing and fund raising, training over 300 researchers from eastern, southern and western Africa on courses sponsored by African Forest Research Network/African Academy of Sciences, the International Foundation for Science, the International Union of Forest Research organizations and African Network for Agroforestry Education. 

Alice is a founding member of the Kenya Professional Association of Women in Agriculture and Environment, where she has contributed to the design and implementation of gender mentoring programs. Her focus is on poverty, community participation, and gender in relation to agriculture and forestry, and she has published numerous papers on these subjects.


              Africa Adaptataion Knowledge Network (AAKNet)    Fanrpan   Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)     CIAT     CCEC            Eco Agricultuture                                   

About the Conference

The 2014 Africa Progress Panel report presents the two faces of Africa: robust economic growth and continuing poverty. But the report suggests Africa could change this duality by asking: how can resources make a positive impact on development?