Deputy Secretary General of ICLEI, Regional Director of ICLEI Africa, and Global Director for the ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Centre
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
Kobie Brand is the Deputy Secretary General of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Regional Director of ICLEI Africa and Global Director of ICLEI’s Cities Biodiversity Centre.
Kobie has more than 25 years of practical and managerial experience in Environmental Management and Urban Development. Her expertise ranges from biodiversity, climate change, coastal management to urban sustainability and planning.
She is responsible for the strategic direction, growth, partnerships, programmes and scope of work for ICLEI in Africa, as well as for ICLEI’s global biodiversity and nature-based solutions work and related agendas. This includes the global CitiesWithNature partnership initiative and ICLEI’s One Health, and water and sanitation initiatives.
Overcoming Challenges and Harnessing Opportunities for Health at the Biodiversity-Climate Nexus