Dr. JANE NYAKANG’O, Ph.D

The Director:

Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre

jane nyakango

Years of experience

 25 years

Dr. Jane is a trained environmental technology and policy practitioner with a combined 25 years’ in experience environment, energy and climate change. Her latest project activities are in the field of Green Growth focusing on circular economy in particular, resource efficiency and industrial symbiosis both from the technology and policy front in Kenya and the African continent; low carbon and climate resilient development; sustainable financing, national policy review for mainstreaming eco-innovation.

She is a Steering Committee Member of Kenya’s Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan (GESIP), and the President of the African Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production. Also trained in management, she is the founding and current CEO of Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre (KNCPC); before this she was Head of Energy and Environment Division of Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI).

Education

  • PhD. (Environmental Policy), University of Nairobi, Kenya, 2015
  • MBA.  (Strategic Management), University of Nairobi, Kenya, 2007
  • MSc. (Environmental Science and Technology), International Institute for Infrastructural Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (IHE), Delft, the Netherlands, 1997
  • PGD (Environmental Science and Technology), International Institute for Infrastructural Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (IHE) Delft, the Netherlands, 1996
  • BSc. (Chemistry), Kenyatta University, Kenya, 1990

Membership to professional associations

  • Steering Committee Member & Expert: Green Growth Forum, Kenya
  • Steering Committee Member, Kenya Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan
  • Expert: National Steering Committee: Switch Africa Green Project, Kenya
  • Expert, African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN)
  • Lead EIA/EA Expert, National Environment Management Authority, Kenya
  • Lead EIA/EA Expert, National Environment Management Authority, Rwanda
  • Member, African Expert Group on Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • UNIDO/UNEP/UNDP Expert, Resource Efficiency & Cleaner Production; Energy Management, Waste Management

Mr. Steve Nyamori - Deputy Secretary

Mr. Steve Nyamori - Deputy Secretary

Steve has more than 10 years experience in Industrial Environmental Chemistry research.

He holds a Master of Science in Chemistry from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). He is a professionally trained Cleaner Production and Waste Management Expert, Environmental Impact Assessment/Audit (EIA/EA) Expert, Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001) Expert and Environmental and Social Management Expert.

He is charged with the running of Cleaner Production and Waste Management recruitment and training for individuals and companies, organizing of the Annual National Cleaner Production Award (ANCPA) and the three Popular (3) Months Cleaner Enterprise Programme (CEP).

Education

  • Master of Science in Chemistry (Physical/Environmental), Msc (Chemistry) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)
  • Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001) from Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)

Professional Training  

  • Capacity Building on CDM, being implemented under the Program to Build Capacity to Engage in CDM Activities in Kenya under a joint initiative of the Kenyan National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA).
  • Transboundary Water Management (TWM) Expert – Social and Environmental challenges on water use at the International Training Programme in Transboundary Water Management (TWM) – Lake Victoria 2009-2010 (Kigali, Rwanda - October 26 to November 6, 2009 and Stockholm, Sweden - February 22 – 26, 2010)
  • Cleaner Production Technology for Sustainable Development at SIRIM – Berhad, Malaysia
  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit (EIA/EA) Expert and a Cleaner Production And Waste Management Expert through training at Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre
  • Cleaner Enterprise Programme (CEP) Expert Kenya National through training at Cleaner Production Centre

Mr. Evans Nangulu - Senior Cleaner Production Expert

Mr. Evans Nangulu - Senior Cleaner Production Expert

Mr. Evans Nangulu is our Environmental Chemist and Cleaner Production expert. He is currently a master's student in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Nairobi and holds a bachelors of Science in Chemistry from the same University. He is a registered EIA/EA Lead Expert with the Kenya National Environment Management Authority, Clean Development Mechanism projects development and Climate Change expert from the Swedish Energy Agency, he has been trained in Transboundary Water Management from Ramboll Natura and SIWI in Sweden, training on industrial automation for sustainability from SIRIM Berhad Malaysia and has obtained training in ISO 14001:2008 from the Kenya Bureau Standards.

Professional Experience

Mr.Nangulu has a vast of experience in project management.currently; he is the National Cleaner Production Expert for the World Bank/SIDA – Lake Victoria Environmental Management Programme Phase & II (LVEMP I &II).

He is the Project Manager Soroptimists International Union - Woman and Climate Change project - Sponsored by the Union of Soroptimist International Denmark and being implemented by The Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre, Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Expert, Ministry of Industrialization/ DANIDA Business Sector Programme Support (BSPS).

He is also our technical Assistant to the UNEP –DTIE Eco-labelling Project and senior Cleaner Production expert to the UNEP-ROA – Resource Efficiency Cleaner Production Project -Integrating Resource Efficiency & Cleaner Production with ISO - 14001 in selected Manufacturing and Service Industries (Resource-Smart Program 1)

Ms. Janet Nyamusi - Cleaner Production Expert

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She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Resource Conservation) Degree from Kenyatta Univeristy.

She is responsible for:

  • Conducting Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit trainings.
  • Carrying out Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production in-plant assessments and demonstrations in industries
  • Organizing and facilitating training and awareness workshops for companies.
  • Providing technical expertise projects implemented at the Centre
  • Managing project implementation and report development.

Profesional Training

  • Industrial Symbiosis Training of Trainers, ISL
  • Regional Training of Trainers, APELL: Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level, UNEP
  • Greening industries and green entrepreneurship promotion as a driver of sustainable and inclusive growth in Rural Africa by UNU-INRA
  • Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate, UNEP
  • Principles of Environmental Compliance and Enforcement by NEMA and INECE
  • Human capacity development by GIZ
  • Water quality assessment, by UNESCO-IHE, Delft.
  • Sustainable procurement by UNOPS
  • Urban Environmental Governance and Energy management by CIPSEM

Paul Mutinda Ndungi-Cleaner Production/ Energy Expert

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Energy and Cleaner Production expert with the centre. He holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He is also trained on Environmetal Impact Assesment and Environmental Audits, energy management, Clean Development Mechanism projects development and Climate Change expert.

Geofrey Murage - Center Finance Officer

Murage

KNCPC accountant, he is a qualified public accountant with over five years experience in financial management and donor reporting.

Rosemary Rabilo- Administrative Secretary

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She is in charge of the secretarial duties and hospitality at the Centre.

 

·         PhD. (Environmental Policy), University of Nairobi, Kenya, 2015

·         MBA.  (Strategic Management), University of Nairobi, Kenya, 2007

·         MSc. (Environmental Science and Technology), International Institute for Infrastructural Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (IHE), Delft, the Netherlands, 1997

·         PGD (Environmental Science and Technology), International Institute for Infrastructural Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (IHE) Delft, the Netherlands, 1996

·         BSc. (Chemistry), Kenyatta University, Kenya, 1990

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