GS19 Speakers

Alice Ruhweza

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Africa Regional Director, WWF International

Alice Ruhweza joined WWF as Regional Director for Africa in July 2019. Her role is to develop and lead WWF in Africa so that it is highly influential; is able to shape the sustainability agenda of Africa domestically and globally to deliver WWF’s global conservation priorities; and play a leadership role to achieve the conservation impact within the WWF network. Prior to WWF, Alice worked for Conservation International (CI) first as Executive Director of the Vital Signs Programme, then as Interim Vice President of Sustainable Production, and finally as Vice President of Programs and Partnerships. Prior to joining CI, Alice spent 6 years with UNDP, where she was Team Leader of the UNDP’s Global Environment Finance Unit in Africa. Previously, Alice worked for the National Environment Management Authority in Uganda, Forest Trends (USA), Sprint Corporation (USA), as a consultant for the World Bank, UNEP Economics and Trade Branch, the UNFCCC Secretariat, the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development, and the Institute for European Environmental Policy on a wide range of issues ranging from the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Trade and the Environment, Environmental Governance, Innovative Finance and many more. Alice holds a Bachelors in Social Sciences from Makerere University (Uganda), and a Masters in Agricultural and Applied Economics from University of Wisconsin (USA). Alice is an Aspen New Voices Fellow, a Henry Arnhold Conservation Fellow and a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar.