Brian Owino is a Consultant at Technopolis Africa – Technopolis Group regional African subsidiary based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. He has three (3) years of work experience in green economy strategy, policy analysis and evaluation in energy, climate change, sustainability, and transitions to low carbon economy across different markets. His experiences crosscut African continent, Europe and Asia.
At Technopolis he is working on innovative public policies, private sector development bridging the sustainability knowledge to build green economy, entrepreneurial ecosystem, innovation in science and technology in the continent. Further working on agro-economy projects to build climate resilient economies, project development and entrepreneurship in Africa. Working at interphases of policy analysis and bridging existing policy/programme needs to spur sustainable development.
Prior to joining Technopolis, he worked at strategy consulting firm based in Singapore on facets of data collection, program management, climate strategy and evaluation of policies for strategic advisory. He also worked in international organizations including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the Greening and Sustainability team (Geneva, Switzerland) within the Green Financing Facility supporting delivery of climate strategy for UNHCR operations. He also supported renewable energy projects procurement from private sector to meet transition to low carbon operation at the agency.
At the International Energy Agency (Paris, France) supporting clean energy transitions in Africa contributing to publication; Clean Energy Transitions in the Horn of Africa, 2022. He also implemented a 3-year donor funded agricultural project in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions of Kenya focusing on climate smart agriculture innovation and adaptation as project lead funded by MasterCard Foundation, Melinda Gates and Small Foundation, UK though Africa Leadership Academy. Leading the execution, monitoring and evaluation of results to impact 400 households and 1000 farmers. This project involved youth engagement in rural and peri urban regions, gender inclusivity and integration of persons with disabilities in the agricultural value chain increasing target household economic income by 55%.
In his career he has gained insightful policy analysis skills and multicultural experiences in program delivery, technical studies at regional and global scales. His sustainability background forms a backbone to deliver on entrepreneurial strategies to build economies that align to the Paris Agreement and global climate accord within the spectrum of sustainable development goals.
Brian holds a master’s degree in Environmental Policy from Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, Paris France and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya. He majored in green transition policies for a green economy. Brian Speaks: English, Swahili, and French.