Florence Asher is a Programme Officer for Methyl Bromide Phase-out under UNEP Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP) for the Regional Office for Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya. Florence facilitates the implementation of various methyl bromide phase-out projects and activities in the Africa region. In managing the methyl bromide phase-out programme in the region, she has assisted countries to develop and implement national strategic plans for the phase-out of methyl bromide including facilitating information exchange between countries. She has been instrumental in ensuring that countries in the Africa region meet and sustain full compliance of methyl bromide phase-out under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone Layer.
Prior to joining UNEP in November 2002, Florence served in various capacities in both the public and private sectors. She worked as an Operations Manager for a manufacturing firm, and as a plant engineer in a refinery and petrochemical industry in Nigeria. She has expertise in environmental project development and implementation, capacity building, chemicals management, networking and information exchange. She is well versed in developing strategies and action plans to support the implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs).
Florence holds a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from Odessa State Polytechnic University, Ukraine.