Eva Kagiri-Kalanzi is a dual citizen of Kenya and Finland based in the UK. She was born in Kenya and completed all of her tertiary education in Finland and has worked across Europe and Africa in multiple international organizations in private, academic and third sectors. She is a programme development specialist with more than 10 years of experience. Educated as an Environmental Engineer, she has implemented international development programmes in Climate Change, Energy, Food Security and Innovation policy. Her work in climate change has encompassed planning and implementing both grassroot and private sector initiatives addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation. One of her notable projects was a 3-year grassroots programme on the Climate-Energy-Food nexus which sought to address food insecurity and climate change risks in Kenyan rural communities, funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Finland. The project went on to contribute towards further research on the impact of biochar in Kenyan soils and carbon sequestration. She has a proven record of accomplishment in designing and administering various strategies in business development, projects and policy processes. She is skilled in directing multiple projects to successful completion through effective management and team collaboration and is an exceptional communicator with innate ability to develop, inspire and motivate people. Most recently, Eva implemented a programme on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy between Finland, the EU and Africa, with a focus on Climate Change among other areas.