Evelyne Batamuliza

Executive Board Member, Adaptation Benefits Mechanism

The Adaptation Benefits Mechanism (ABM) initiative was established by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in 2019. ABM is an innovative mechanism for mobilizing finance from both public and private sectors to catalyse climate-resilient, sustainable development across Africa and beyond.

Until recently, Ms. Batamuliza served as a UNDP’s Advisor in the Asia Pacific Region on Strengthening Governance of Climate Change in Asia Pacific and was tasked to ensure that gender equality and social inclusion aspects are integrated into UNDP’s work on climate change and that key stakeholders are supported to reduce inequalities and exclusion.

Ms. Batamuliza has a 20+ year career in post-conflict reconstruction, the promotion of human welfare and the advancement of social reforms and sustainable economic development, having served in various positions with the UN agencies, African Union (AU), AfDB in Africa, Europe, North America and Asia/Pacific regions.

Ms. Batamuliza has served on a number of global and regional initiatives for peace and reconciliation, authored publications on women, peace and security and is the recipient of several public awards, including the Royal Roads University Founders’ Award in recognition of leadership and personal development. As an expert on human security issues, Ms. Batamuliza gets invited from time to time to provide lectures at the Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA) and International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) Kenya on subject matters including protection of civilians, conflict prevention, transition justice, gender, leadership and peacebuilding.

Ms. Batamuliza has an M.A. in Human Security and Peacebuilding from Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.