Dr. Yvonne Maingey-Muriuki

Dr. Yvonne Maingey-Muriuki, Principal Consultant & Founder, CaelKlima

Dr. Yvonne Maingey-Muriuki

Founder and Technical Advisor, Panim Holdings

Dr. Maingey-Muriuki is a highly respected and gifted African leader in the areas of Climate Change and Sustainability. Through CaelKlima, a start-up that she founded and currently runs, she has built a strong reputation for excellence in developing measurable sustainability strategies that lead to impactful change. Her primary focus is on driving stakeholder alignment across different sectors and supporting diverse businesses in translating their strategies into action. She is an expert in driving inclusive climate action, building gender focused frameworks and policies for various organisations. She has published several articles on the nexus of gender justice and climate justice, including work on the potential to empower young women through climate smart agriculture.

She was instrumental in provision of technical advice, driving stakeholder engagements and developing and launching EABL’s (Diageo) inaugural sustainability report. Dr. Maingey is a strategic technical advisor to multiple organisations including NCBA bank, World Bank, MasterCard Foundation, Diageo, Oxfam International, DFID, United Nations, among others on pertinent sustainability and climate change matters.

Dr. Maingey-Muriuki is a gifted communicator and connector, which has led to her assignment to drive and moderate global strategic discussions on political, environmental and humanitarian issues with world leaders including Nelson Mandela, Wangari Maathai, Koffi Annan, Daniel Arap Moi, Achim Steiner, Klaus Topefer and Manu Chandaria among others. At the young age of 15, her innate leadership capabilities led to her appointment as a Youth Advisor on the African continent for the United Nations Environment Programme, where she served on the board for 3 years. Dr. Maingey-Muriuki has been invited to moderate panels and participate as a panelist for several international conferences across the world discussing environmental, climate change and sustainability matters. She is fluent in English, French and Kiswahili.

Dr. Maingey-Muriuki holds a PhD in Climate Change and Adaptation from the University of Nairobi and a Doctoral Fellowship in Climate Change History and the Future of Global Governance from Columbia University. She holds a Master of Arts (Environmental Education) from New York University and graduated with a first-class honor in Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dr. Maingey’s consistent display of excellence and high-quality leadership has led to her receiving multiple awards from various international and local bodies including United Nations Environmental Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Nations Office of Nairobi, among many others.

All Sessions by Dr. Yvonne Maingey-Muriuki

10:25 am - 11:25 am
Auditorium (Selous)

Panel: Women’s Leadership and Health, Gender & Climate Change

In recent years, record-setting extreme heat, wildfires, floods, and disease outbreaks worsened by global warming have made clear how urgently action is needed to slow climate change and adapt to the related health impacts. This panel will spotlight issues at the nexus of climate, health and gender through the lens of women’s leadership, highlighting how women, especially indigenous women and women in the global south, are already leading frontline efforts to implement local solutions for adaptation and resilience. It will also delve into the role of women as leaders and active participants in decision-making and implementation, and explore how all people can collaborate to enable and scale the climate and health solutions our world so desperately needs.

Moderator: Dr. Yvonne Maingey-Muriuki, Founder and Technical Advisor, Panim Holdings

1. Dr. Debisi Araba, Public policy, innovation and strategy specialist
2. Sareen Malik, Executive Secretary, African Civil Society Network for Water and Sanitation (ANEW)
3. Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chairperson, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF)