Africa Hotel Investment Forum

October 2019 – Africa

AHIF

October 2019 – Africa

Speaker Profile

Peter Odhengo

Senior Policy Advisor Climate Finance/Green Climate Fund NDA, National Treasury and Director, GKIT

Peter Oluoch Odhengo, holds Masters of Science in Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, Bachelor Science in Ecology, Post graduate Certificates:- in Wind Energy Management, Sustainable Water Resources Management, Energy and Technology Life Cycle Assessment is currently Senior Policy Advisor on Climate Finance at the National Treasury and the founding Director of Greening Kenya Initiative Trust-a Public-Private-Partnership initiative whose mission is to promote green consumerism through diffusion of green technologies for the advancement of green economy in Kenya.

Mr. Odhengo is also the thought/Team Leader for development of the “Green Award Winner” of the combined Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Land Use Plan (LUP) for Tana Delta in Kenya under the Sustainable Management of Deltas Secretariat in Kenya and also the International Deltas Alliance Wing Coordinator for Kenya and a former advisor to the Prime Minister of Kenya on Climate Change and Green energy development. He is a Climate Change and Natural Resource management specialist, with multidisciplinary background and experience over 15 years in development and policy analysis with a focus on impact evaluation in inclusive green growth: agriculture, social and economic development, and environment and natural resources, climate change mitigation & adaptation.  Mr. Odhengo is particularly passionate and committed to evidence-based policy research with experience in diverse areas of natural resources potential areas impact evaluation, efficient water  use reviews; performance evaluation of projects, programs and policies; analysis and prediction of environmental impacts time use analysis; forecasting social and economic impacts of structural changes; and capacity building in these areas.  

His track record of a successful collaborative and solutions-oriented program and portfolio manager has been a cornerstone of his career, especially when approaching complex, highly detailed projects in green growth.  While serving as the climate change and green energy advisor at the office of the Prime Minister, Director of Resource Mobilization at the Kenya Water Towers Agency, Director of Programs at the African Biodiversity Institute, Principal Compliance and Enforcement officer at National Environmental Management Authority-Kenya, Senior Research Officer at the Kenya Industrial and Development Institute, adjunct lecturer at the United States International University (USIU)-Africa and in senior positions over the last 20 years. Mr. Odhengo is a fellow of Sulzburg on sustainability has been actively involve on the development and/review of the following policies and strategies:-

Environmental Management and Coordination Act, sloid and liquid was management regulations, national climate change action plan-Kenya, Green Economy Scoping Report for Kenya, Green Economy and Implementation plan (GESIP) for Kenya, Climate Change Policy and Act for Kenya, National Climate Finance Policy for Kenya, Tracking of Climate fiancé through budget coding in the IFMIS systems, Climate Change Public expenditure review for Kenya, development of resource use efficiency for Kenya, Green fiscal policy tools for providing incentives to green investments, establishment of Green Climate Fund (GCF)-National Designated Authority at the National Treasury, design of climate change fund in Kenya and low carbon –green economy resource mobilization strategy.