Éliane Ubalijoro

Éliane Ubalijoro

Senior Advisor

Éliane Ubalijoro, PhD, is the Senior Advisor for Sustainability in the Digital Age and Future Earth Canada. Her decades of experience span academia, science-policy and the non-profit and international development sectors. She is a Professor of Practice for Public-Private Sector Partnerships at McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development, and a Research Professor at Concordia University in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment. She is a member of Rwanda’s National Science and Technology Council and has been a member of the Presidential Advisory Council for Rwandan President Paul Kagame since its inception in September 2007.

Eliane is an invited member of the External Advisory Committee to the Chief Statistician of Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada on Canada’s first Census of Environment. Eliane is a member of the: Impact Advisory Board of the Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet; Expert Consultation Group on the Post COVID-19 Implications on Collaborative Governance of Genomics Research, Innovation, and Genetic Diversity; African Development Bank’s Expert Global Community of Practice on COVID-19 Response Strategies in Africa; Capitals Coalition Supervisory Board; Global Crop Diversity Trust Executive Board; China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development. 

Eliane’s career path was featured in Forbes in celebration of International Women’s Day 2019. She is one of the recipients of the International Leadership Association’s 2022 awards in women and leadership for outstanding practice with broad impact.

What Éliane likes to study

  • Gender and climate finance
  • Indigenous stewardship and climate finance
  • Equitable South North funding for North South mitigation and adaptation
  • Regenerative Agriculture

What Éliane recommends

The following are some interesting items you might want to check out:

Capitals Coalition – A global collaboration redefining value to transform decision making

Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership – Supporting the Indigenous-led conservation movement

Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet – Catalyzing Transformative Ideas With Planetary Impact

Crop Trust – Dedicated to conserving and making crop diversity available for use globally, forever and for the benefit of everyone

The Rallying Cry – an initiative to catalyze new leadership and investment approaches to scale private sector climate and gender solutions in Africa.

ShEquity – a gender-lens investment firm providing smart investments for African women entrepreneurs with a vision to close the gender funding gap in Africa.

She Changes Climate – Resources to help bring about real transformation.