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Faith Choga
Environmental and Social Safeguards and Gender Specialist , Multilateral financial institution
Incheon, South Korea
An environmental and social specialist with more than 10 years’ experience in multilateral financial institutions. Experience ranges from environmental and social safeguards and gender due diligence of projects and programmes at preparation, appraisal, and implementation stages, to grant monitoring and institutional assessments from Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin-America and Caribbean regions.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
Professional Experience:
I have acquired solid competences and work experience from different developing countries across the globe working in multilateral financial institutions. I am currently working the field of climate finance working as an expert on environmental and social safeguards and gender for the Green Climate Fund. In this role I have conducted appraisal of climate change mitigation and adaptation funding proposals against the requirements of the International Finance Corporation Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability for projects from Latin America, Asia, Africa, Pacific and Caribbean islands and Eastern Europe. In addition, I have strong analytical skills and can synthesise findings into written assessments that articulate identified gaps against standards and recommend improvements. I have also contributed to monitoring environmental and social performance of projects and programmes under implementation with respect to Fund’s environmental and social safeguards and gender standards, and project-specific conditions and covenants.

In my previous role with the Green Climate Fund, I supported the Fund’s accreditation process through institutional-level assessments of implementing entities, including against International Finance Corporation Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability.

Previously I worked for the African Development Bank on due diligence of development projects on environmental and social issues against the requirements of the Bank’s environmental and social safeguards. In this role I also supported the development of the Bank’s integrated safeguards system.
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Environmental Science from the University of Zimbabwe.

Postgraduate Certificate in Project Finance from the Middlesex University in United Kingdom.

Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Management from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom.

Certificate in Practical Project Planning and Management from the University of Zimbabwe.
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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Shona
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