WCEF2022 Speaker - Beatrice Cyiza

Beatrice Cyiza

Director General of Environment and Climate Change, Ministry of Environment, Rwanda

Beatrice Cyiza oversees the development and dissemination of legal instruments, strategies and programmes related to environment protection, climate change and pollution control. Through various positions and trainings, she accumulated vast experience in environment management.

Before joining the Ministry of Environment, she worked at Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture as the administrative coordinator for academic affairs, extension and applied research.

Prior to that, she served as an environmental audit and monitoring officer at Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) for more than seven years and also as the alternate focal point for the Montreal protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, and the Nagoya Protocol focal point, where she managed different projects aiming at regulating access to the genetic resources.

In her capacity as an environmental audit and monitoring officer, she conducted environmental audit activities for different projects under operation and monitored their compliance with environmental regulations.

She is a member of the African Women in science and Engineering.  

A Rwandan national, Beatrice holds a Master’s in biodiversity conservation from the University of Rwanda.