Mr. George Kabado

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Mr. George Kabado

Tanzania

George Kabado holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Forestry and a Master's of Science degree in Management of Natural Resources for Sustainable Agriculture both from Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania. He also attended a course in environmental sustainability from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

George is an experienced professional in the field of natural resources, energy, and environmental management with more than seven years of outstanding experience in both humanitarian and development sectors. He has experience working for various local and international organizations including the UN.

For more than five years from 2010, he served as a research officer at the Tanzania Forestry Research Institute which is a government-owned research institution where he worked on several projects in the area of climate change, energy, biodiversity conservation, agriculture among others.

Due to his passion for environmental sustainability, he embarked on the humanitarian sector to support environmental management in Refugee Camps where he served as the head of the energy department at the Relief to Development Society which is an NGO and a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s implementing partner on energy and environmental issues in refugee camps in Tanzania. He later joined UNHCR as a Snr Environment Associate to oversee and coordinate the implementation of energy and environmental management interventions so that to improve UNHCR’s Refugee Operations and therefore reduce UNHCR's overall carbon footprint, and thus contribute towards the UN-wide Greening the Blue Initiative.

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