Janet Umugwaneza is a Program Manager for Mainstreaming Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity Program working for Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA). Janet holds a Master’s of Science in environmental Management from the University of Maryland University College in USA. She also graduated with a Bachelor’s of Technology in Environmental Sciences from the Tshwane University of South Africa. She has over 7 years’ experience in both programme, project management and resource mobilization in both environment and climate change related projects that contribute to building resilience and poverty reduction for sustainable development in Rwanda as well as in mainstreaming environment and climate change aspects into national and District strategies, planning and budget. Prior to this, she has also worked for private company in USA on supporting the company meet its environmental compliance and reporting as well as their support to women involved in coffee farming for carbon neutral coffee products. Janet has also worked in Rwanda Embassy in USA in the capacity of Education coordination and partnerships officer.