Okey Daniel Ogbonnaya is the Lead, Rwanda Country Program Coordination. He oversees the Country Program management, formulation, delivery, strategic planning and operations. Prior to this, he worked as the Regional Coordinator and Portfolio Officer for Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East for GGGI’s Green Growth Planning and Implementation division. He also worked as the Knowledge Management and Outreach Adviser of GGGI’s Ethiopia Country Program, where he was involved in the day-to-day engagement with government stakeholders in the implementation of Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) initiative. He also coordinated GGGI and UNIDO’s joint research work on Impact of Green Industrial Development and Employment. Outside of his role on Country Program, he manages the Sustainable Infrastructure project of the Rwanda country program.
He has substantial knowledge on international environmental legal frameworks in Asia Pacific and the African region, as well as knowledge management on the co-construction of knowledge between national and international development actors. He joined GGGI in July 2010 and has a Master’s Degree in International Development & Cooperation. With work experience in Korea, Sweden and Nigeria prior to joining GGGI in 2010.