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Kobie Brand

Chief Executive Officer and Regional Director for ICLEI Africa

Kobie Brand is the Chief Executive Officer and Regional Director for ICLEI Africa, the African office of the global cities network “ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability” – a position she has held for the last 10 years. Kobie is also the Director of ICLEI’s Cities Biodiversity Center, which leads ICLEI’s work with cities in relation to nature-based solutions, biodiversity and green infrastructure. Prior to joining ICLEI, Kobie served at national (DEA), provincial (WC DEADP) and local (CCT) government levels for 20+ years in several managerial and executive positions related to sustainable development, where she pioneered several successful government-led initiatives such as Blue Flag South Africa and CoastCare.

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