Patricia is a Technical Adviser supporting African cities to identify and implement climate actions as part of a regional sectoral programme on solid waste management to reduce methane emissions. She supports city teams through training, cross-city knowledge sharing, technical advice, and one-on-one support to design relevant sectoral actions, help identify and exploit opportunities, and overcome barriers to delivery.
Before joining C40, Patricia was a Chief Environment Officer at the Nairobi City County Government. She was responsible for the circular economy transition led by the National Ministry of Environment and Forestry, championed the Waste Wise Cities Campaign by UN-Habitat and environmental safeguarding of the Kenya Integrated Slum Improvement Project by the World Bank as well as the Urban Fabric Initiative by the French Development Agency.
She represented Nairobi in various professional networks, including the Connective Cities platform, African Clean Cities Platform, African Circular Economy Network, ICLEI- Africa Circular Cities Initiative and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Community.
Patricia has also consulted on waste management with Aranca UK Ltd. and Roland Berger.
Previously, she was the project coordinator at the JICA Study Team on Nairobi’s ISWM.
She has extensive experience in climate action and sustainable waste management.
Patricia holds a BSc. in Environmental Health from Moi University and an MSc. in Health Systems Management from Kenya Methodist University. She is also a DANIDA fellow in Water Sector Governance and Operations from Denmark Technical University and Copenhagen University.
Patricia is based in Nairobi, Kenya.