Experts' profiles - Bob Kakuyo
Bob Kakuyo
Bob Kakuyo has close to 30 years of international experience in environment and natural resource management and is currently the coordinator of the UNEP programme on South-South Cooperation in the Division of Regional Cooperation, UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya. Kakuyo joined UNEP in 1990 in the then Global Environment Monitoring Systems Programme Activity Centre (GEMS/PAC) now the Division of Early Warning and Assessment and for the next 12 years was responsible for directing and implementing UNEPs integrated environmental assessment and reporting activities in the Africa region, including coordination of Africa inputs for the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report series, production of the national and sub-regional State of Environment (SoE) reports as well as the Africa Environment Outlook report. His extensive experience in this capacity includes the development and application of methodologies and tools for integrated environmental assessments, reporting, capacity development and environment information networking.

Between 2002 and 2005, Kakuyo worked with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Montreal, Canada where he was responsible for implementing the CBDs programme of work on national and thematic reporting on measures undertaken to implement the provisions of the Convention, National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans, production of the Global Biodiversity Outlook report as well as communication, education and public awareness programme of work.

Prior to joining UNEP in 1990, Kakuyo worked with IUCN specifically developing and implementing natural resources conservation projects and programmes in Congo DR, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. His career in environment and natural resources management started in the late 1970s in a private sector organisation specializing in environmental monitoring, assessments and management, land use planning, rural and agricultural development as well as rangeland and wildlife protected area management.

His academic background is in conservation biology.
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