Dr. Alice Kaudia,
Environment Secretary, State Department of Environment and Natural Resources, KENYA
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.