Sylvia Bankobeza is a lawyer at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) since 1999. She is responsible for both national and international issues related to environmental law. Her responsibilities include developing environmental law related programmes and coordinating their implementation; providing legal support to international processes and instruments; providing advisory services and technical assistance in developing and strengthening national laws and institutional frameworks; and building capacity of government officials and related legal stakeholders through facilitating forums for sharing information and expertise, developing knowledge and skills set in environmental law and policy and developing environmental information tools for both national and international environmental issues.
She holds an LLM in international law from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom and an LLB degree from the University of Dar-es-Salaam. In addition she holds a post-graduate diploma in international relations and diplomacy.
Prior to joining UNEP, Sylvia worked with various institutions at the national and international level including the Government at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs handling international institutional issues and treaties.