Joyce is an environmental management practitioner, with extensive experience in Africa, gained from varied industries such as waste management, renewable energy, large infrastructure projects, carbon asset development, climate change and consulting. An alumni of both Kenyatta University and the University of Nairobi, having completed a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) and a Master of Arts (Environmental Planning and Management), she is passionate about environmental management practice in Africa. Joyce is currently the managing partner of BioSol E.C, an environmental management consultancy firm based in Kenya serving both the public and private sectors. Joyce is also an entrepreneur, an ardent traveler and an aspiring gourmet chef. She currently lives in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) is the new buzz word for member states of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The member states are preparing for the 21st conference of parties meeting in Paris, France later this year. INDCs are proposed post-2020 climate actions that countries publicly declare to implement, in order to assist in limiting the earth’s temperature rise to 2 degrees centigrade. Kenya has once again proven to be a leader by becoming the fourth African state to publicly declare its INDCs.
GravityLight is an innovative off-grid light designed to eliminate dangerous and polluting kerosene lamps, used by over 1.3 billion people who don’t have access to electricity. The product is unique and has created a new category of lighting, which doesn’t have any batteries nor need the sun - all you need is a weight!
The Rural Electrification Authority in Kenya has provided electricity to around 250 off-grid public schools from November 2014 to date, through solar photovoltaic systems. One school in Narok County – Ngaambani Primary, has not had electricity connectivity for the last 30 years. Through this initiative, the school’s performance has increased with more students able to study in the evenings after class hours and early mornings before regular class hours.