Helene Wanjuri Gichenje
Helene Gichenje is an environment and sustainable development project manager with more than 15 years of experience in different development contexts (global, Afghanistan, Sub-Saharan Africa). She has worked primarily with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and has extensive experience in providing management, technical and policy direction to a broad range of environmental (climate change, green economy, environmental mainstreaming, environmental legislation procedures and processes, renewable energy) and sustainable development (rural livelihoods, humanitarian assistance, agriculture development) initiatives.
Helene recently completed doctorate studies focused on the operationalization of the land degradation neutrality (LDN) target of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and has a passion for the use of geospatial data for environmental applications using open-source tools and platforms such as R, QGIS, and Google Earth. Helene holds a PhD in Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (Universidade de Évora, Portugal); MBA and MSc in Agricultural Economics (McGill University, Canada); and BSc in Agriculture (University of Nairobi).