Shomi Kim is a Lead of Waste Community of Practice/Green Cities Specialist in Lao PDR. She is leading sustainable solid waste management project in Lao PDR which includes policy development, waste-to-resource project implementation, and green investment opportunities in the waste sector. She was a lead author for the 10-year strategy for sustainable solid waste management strategy for Vientiane and she led the green investment project on a large-scale waste treatment facility in Lao PDR. Prior to her current post, she was based in GGGI HQ leading the secondary cities development planning, solid waste management, and wastewater and sanitation projects in a number of countries including Rwanda, Peru, Senegal, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Uganda. As a trained trainer in the field of green cities development, she authored green cities development training module and manual published by GGGI.
She has 12 years of extensive project management and research experiences in sustainable development and her expertise lies on sustainable urban development, waste management, social entrepreneurship, and green investment project design. She holds a Master in Public Policy from the Korea Development Institutes (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management.