Louise is a climate finance expert with a passion for building a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable world through scaling up climate investment through engaged and empowered national and local institutions. She has 14+ years of experience working in government, civil society organisations, multilateral development organisations and the private sector on issues spanning climate and sustainable development policy, governance, and finance.
Her expertise includes strategic planning, managing stakeholder engagement processes, research and analysis, fund design and management, project management, building collaborative partnerships, institutional strengthening and training, event design and facilitation, and communicating to diverse audiences. She is an experienced team leader, adept at designing and coordinating interdisciplinary work programmes, building coalitions, engaging donors and mobilising resources. She has a Masters in environmental economics and a Bachelors in ecology, and is completing a second masters in development finance.
Toini is a young professional in the field of Climate Finance with 3+ years in climate finance research, data analysis and public policy design; website management and strategic communications. She’s a BSc graduate in Natural Resource Management from the Namibia University of Science and Technology and is currently pursuing her Postgraduate Degree in NRM. Toini is passionate about promoting community resilience through climate-smart actions, to help communities thrive beyond the impacts of climate change.
Toini’s skills include stakeholder engagement, research and data management, project coordination, and report writing. She’s an active member of the youth community and engages beyond national level, as a member of assorted youth programs advocating for actions on climate change, Loss and Damage, Sustainable Development, and promoting sustainable socio-economic development.
Iyaloo is a young professional with six years of experience in the environmental management and sustainability fields. She is deeply committed to contributing to the development of a socially and environmentally just world, that is economically and ecologically vibrant and resilient.
Iyaloo holds an honours degree in Environmental Management, a postgraduate diploma in Sustainability and Renewable Energy and is currently pursuing her masters in Energy and Development at the University of Cape Town. In addition, she is a certified Carbon Footprint Analyst. She has experience in embedding holistic sustainability thinking and integrating environmental management principles and promoting continuous improvement in performance. Her work in mining and the financial sector mainly consisted of developing a wide range of environmental and sustainability reports, feasibility assessments, strategy and implementation plans, as well as conducting research and working on a range of sustainability projects. Iyaloo’s skills include collecting and analysing large data sets, engaging with stakeholders, project management and writing reports.
Sakeus is a young environmental and tourism professional with a passion for promoting the sustainable use of common-pool resources through tourism as a catalyst for economic development and long-term sustainability. He has over 5 years of experience lecturing in academic institutions in the field of tourism, environmental conservation, and heritage management and conservation. He worked for private tourism and hospitality companies for a time in the tourism industry.
His specialities include events planning, administration and facilitation, training, stakeholder engagement, curriculum design and development, and research. Sakeus holds a Master’s degree in Culture and Environmental Management, Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management and Environmental Studies, and Post-Graduate Diploma in Project Management.