Executive Director, Ecotrust Uganda
Pauline Nantongo Kalunda is the executive director of Ecotrust – the Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda. An expert in establishing and managing conservation financing mechanisms, Kalunda has successfully established a commercially viable payment for environmental services scheme, Trees for Global Benefit (TGB), which links smallholder farmers to the voluntary carbon market. TGB won the 2013 SEED Award for its innovation and entrepreneurship, its promising efforts to promote economic growth, social development and environmental protection in Uganda, and the potential of its partnership to inspire others. Kalunda sits on the board of directors for several conservation organizations.