Ms Kakuko Nagatani-Yoshida is Senior Programme Officer of the United Nations Environment Programme, Asia and the Pacific Office, in Bangkok. She is an Environment Programme Specialist with experience stretching over 25 years and across Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean. She has led programmes and projects on air pollution, chemicals and waste management, including mercury and ozone-depleting substances, plastic pollution, and environment and health. Kakuko has designed and facilitated over 150 multi-stakeholder consultations, planning exercises, and trainings in over 40 countries and has co-authored and edited multiple publications on environmental assessment, environmental health, environmental policy and enforcement, and youth-led environmental movements. She holds BSc in Zoology/ Wildlife Conservation from Fort Valley State College in Georgia, USA, and MSc in Environmental Management from University of Stirling in Scotland, UK.