Jane Afrane

Regional Head
Africa Network


Jane Afrane is the Regional Head for WorldGBC’s Africa network of Green Building Councils in eight countries. She focuses on the creation, establishment and advancement of Green Building Councils across the Africa region. She also provides capacity building support to the Africa Network of GBCs and leads in the development of strategic local, regional and global partnerships. She further spearheads project development and advocacy initiatives in the region to raise and promote awareness of green building.

Prior to joining WorldGBC, Jane was the East Africa Advisor for the Commonwealth Local Government Forum. She has vast experience in the international development sector managing multi-lateral projects in West Africa and East Africa, driving the localisation of the Sustainable Development Goals and empowering local government as a key development partner. She also previously worked at UN-Habitat providing technical support to urban governance programming and decentralisation processes.

She holds a Masters in Urban Management and Development from the Institute of Housing and Urban Development at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Toronto.

Jane is based in Nairobi, Kenya.