We are proud to announce that the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) recently appointed Elizabeth Wangeci Chege, CEO & CO-Founder of WEB Limited Group, Immediate Past Chairperson and co-founder of Kenya Green Building Society (KGBS) as Vice Chair of the WorldGBC. She was also appointed the Regional Chair of the Africa Regional Network (AfRN).
The World GBC led by its CEO Cristina Gamboa announced the newly elected members and officers of the Board of Directors and Regional Chairs, as well as the new Chair and Vice Chairs of its Corporate Advisory Board who would hold office for a maximum term of between 2 and 6 years.
In her address, Cristina said, “These Directors and Chairs have earned their place as champions of sustainability in the building and construction industry. Their expertise will continue to transform the built environment and help the world to deliver on the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development.”
In her maiden address, Elizabeth, who is the first Kenyan to hold both positions, acknowledged that her appointment provides the necessary spotlight for the African Cities and Infrastructure that is yet to be built.
“We need to start at zero this means we must act now by prioritising people-centric, low carbon, resilient and healthy developments while winding the carbon clock back on the existing built environment.”
Elizabeth continued, “I continue to live by the motto – “What we build today will form the Africa of tomorrow” and with the intentional collaboration we can achieve Sustainable Buildings for Everyone Everywhere.”
About Elizabeth Wangeci Chege
Elizabeth has received great accolades in her role as Chair of Kenya Green Building Society including the winner of National Diversity and Inclusion Environmental Conservation Champion
DIAR Awards 2019, World Green Building Council Chair’s Award 2019-2020, and Women in Real Estate; Legends & Leaders 2021; Leader in Leadership Award 2021. She was also instrumental in the decree by the State Department of Housing of Kenya that all affordable housing must meet, as a minimum, green building standards by IFC EDGE amongst others.
About the World Green Building Council
A global network of Green Building Councils leading the transformation of the built environment to make it healthier and more sustainable.
About Kenya Green Building Society
KGBS is an independent, non-profit, non-political, member-based organization formed to lead the transformation of the built environment in Kenya toward environmentally sustainable buildings, promoting a healthy and efficient built environment. Our mission is to advocate, educate and certify green buildings in Kenya to achieve an environmentally, socially, and economically progressive built environment.