Terri Kafyeke was a Researcher at Ecologic Institute. She is interested in environmental impact assessment, strategic environmental assessment, and other processes aiming to integrate environmental matters into policy making and decision making. She is fluent in English and French, and has good knowledge of German and Spanish.
Terri Kafyeke was closely involved in two green economy projects funded by the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Union (EU): GREENECONET: A best practice platform to support the transition towards a green economy (GreenEcoNet) and NETwork for GREEN economy Indicators (NETGREEN). Within the GreenEconet project, she has contributed to the launch of a European-wide network for green small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and now focuses on the organization of workshops to promote dialogue between European SMEs, policy makers and business associations. As part of the NETGREEN consortium, Terri Kafyeke helped to build an interactive database of green economy indicators while being involved in project management, the organization of policy workshops, the preparation of policy briefs, and business continuity planning. She was also the NETGREEN project website's content manager.
Terri Kafyeke was also part of a team assessing the socio-economic and ecological impacts of veterinary drugs for the German Federal Environment Agency. In addition, she contributed to the European Topic Centre on Inland, Coastal and Marine waters (ETC-ICM), which supports the European Environment Agency (EEA) in informing EU policies.
Terri Kafyeke conducted an eight-month Transatlantic Internship at Ecologic Institute in 2012, during which she focused on the evaluation of Linking Impact Assessment Instruments to Sustainability Expertise (LIAISE). The project was funded by the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Union (EU) and focused on bridging the gap between the researchers who develop impact assessment tools and the policy makers who use these tools.
In summer and fall 2010, she worked as a freelance writer for a website reporting solar energy news and promoting solar photovoltaic energy. In the summer of 2009, she completed a three-month internship in the Applied Ecotoxicology group of National Research Council Canada - Biotechnology Research Institute (NRC-BRI). Following the internship, Terri Kafyeke had the opportunity to continue her work assessing the effects of bioproducts on earthworms and aquatic plants through March 2010 in a part-time research position.
Terri Kafyeke holds a Master's degree in Environmental Assessment (MEnv) from Concordia University in Montreal (Canada). Her internship at Ecologic Institute contributed to the completion of this degree. Prior to this, she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology with a minor in Geography from McGill University (Canada).