Shomi Kim is a Green Cites Analyst of Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD). She is managing green cities development projects in the areas of secondary city development, solid waste management and decentralized sanitation in Rwanda, Lao PDR, and Senegal. Her projects in the thematic area ranges from capacity building, developing inclusive green cities programs to designing policy and financial instruments. She also provides technical analysis and reviews on urban related policy and project documents including Green City Development Action Plan, Roadmap for Green Secondary City Development, and Feasibility Studies on Decentralized Wastewater Treatment and Waste-to-resource Opportunities.
Prior to her current post, she was a Senior Capacity Development Officer, managing in-country capacity development and south-south knowledge exchange programs to promote green growth and green city development in Uganda, Cambodia and Fiji.
Before joining GGGI, she worked at CITYNET – largest association of urban stakeholders in Asia Pacific, in charge of capacity development for sustainable urban planning in collaboration with UN-Habitat. She also worked at British Council where she developed global projects for social entrepreneurship and climate change. As a Head of team, she served at Korean National Commission for UNESCO and oversaw educational projects for sustainable development.
She has 10 years of extensive project management and research experiences in sustainable development and her expertise lies on sustainable urban development, inclusive cities, social entrepreneurship, social solidarity economy and capacity development. She holds a Master in Public Policy from the Korea Development Institutes (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management.