Sandie Kouame is the GCA Senior Program Officer in Innovative Climate Finance for Africa. Her previous positions were Credit Risk Manager in a National Investment Bank, then Manager in Climate Changes and Sustainability Services at EY. She has a master’s degree in Quality Safety and Environment and some professional certificates in Green Management, CSR and Green Finance, energy efficiency and renewable energy, NDC financing and risk management. She has been trained by AfDB to lead green projects and GCF accreditation process. She worked to develop awareness in climate risks and opportunities for private sector and increase country capacities to access ESG and responsible funds. She is a volunteer coach in her community to help young people and women to grow socially and reconcile work and family life. Sandie comes from Côte d’Ivoire.