Valentine Opanga

Project officer at ILEG

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Valentine Opanga works as a project officer at the Institute of Law and Environmental Governance (ILEG).

She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree Programme in Environmental Policy at the University of Nairobi. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Nairobi and a Diploma in Public Relations from Jomo Kenyatta University.

Her expertise is in advocacy, monitoring and evaluation and research. She is passionate about developing and advocating for policies geared towards sustainable and climate resilient development, hydro-politics, conflict management and resolution - especially in the Horn of Africa region.

Prior to joining ILEG, Valentine worked as a research associate at the Somali Academy, where she was instrumental in the launch of Somalia’s first ever environmental outlook Report in December 2015.