The African Conservation Centre has a multi-disciplinary team of professionals in conservation biology, natural resource management, community conservation and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) who are committed to ensuring the conservation of biodiversity while enhancing its values to the local communities.
Mrs. Lucy Waruingi
Lucy Waruingi has been working with the African Conservation Centre (ACC) for over 20 years. Lucy was appointed Executive Director of African Conservation Centre in July of 2012. Lucy holds a BSc in Computer Science and statistics from University of Nairobi and an MSc. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Manchester Metropolitan University (UK).
Lucy has had long interest in the management and interpretation of biological and environmental data for decision-making and informing initiatives that enhance local livelihoods in rich biodiversity areas. She is part of a regional effort in East Africa that is seeking to develop a framework for the mobilization of biodiversity information for the sustainable management of natural resources.
Lucy is the current chair and a founder member of the Society for Conservation GIS, Kenya Chapter and a member of the Society for Conservation Int’l Board of Directors.
Ms. Evah Kalai
I am passionate about stewardship and the role of people in preserving and conserving the environment. I am inspired by Chief Seattle who said, “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
Mr. Robert Kiregi
I work as the Office Assistant for ACC. I organize and maintain the office space for the staff and guests. I also perform general office clerical duties, catering services and office mail deliveries.
I am happy to see the evolution of conservation in Kenya from traditional methods to embracing modern technologies to conserve our wildlife in our national parks.
Mr. Kepha Moguche
I implement ACC’s long-term technology vision. I am responsible for formulating ICT strategies for different projects, supporting network and systems security, ICT training, project management applications, hardware and software management and networking. I also have expertise in regulatory compliance, virtualization and cloud technologies, data integrity and disaster recovery.
I was inspired to work in the conservation sector after being challenged by the impact of climate change and biodiversity loss on daily lives of people and animals.
Ms. Fridah Mueni
Monitoring & Evaluation Associate
I support proposal development, work plans consolidation, budgeting, as well as monitoring and evaluation. I liaise with all project managers and officers to support individual project work-plan development and consolidate them into an annual organizational plan. I also carry out the M&E function to monitor project implementation process, progress and performance. I document best practices as well as lessons learnt during implementation for organizational learning and reporting.
I believe that it is a human responsibility to take care of the environment and protect it. As a project management specialist, I am motivated to ensure that the communities who reside in Kenya’s critical biodiversity areas draw maximum benefit from the limited, available resources so that they remain motivated to secure the natural heritage for future generations. I am particularly passionate about empowering women and youth in biodiversity rich habitats to take action in conserving the environment by equipping them with critical knowledge and skills that enable them make changes in their lifestyles and adopt practices that ensure sustainable utilization of our natural resources.
Mr. Julius Muriuki
I am the Program Officer with ACC and hold a bachelor's degree in geography and Sociology and a diploma in Environmental Studies. I have over 10-years of work experience with key interests in community conservation, research mobilization, data collection and GIS data analysis.
I am passionate on implementing sustainable livelihood options for communities so that they can effectively participate in environmental conservation.
Dr. Tobias Nyumba
I coordinate the Development Corridors Partnership (DCP) Project. This is a global research project that aims to generate decision-relevant evidence related to challenges facing development corridor processes in East Africa and feed it into key decision-making processes to improve the sustainable development outcomes of investments in development corridors.
I hold a BSc in Environmental Sciences from Egerton University, Kenya; MPhil in Environment, Society and Development, and DPhil in Geography from the University of Cambridge, UK.
My interests revolve around the exploration of the interactions among conservation and development intervention, human well-being and poverty alleviation, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. I am keen to promote science and applied research with practical relevance to biodiversity conservation and development policy within a multidisciplinary framework.
Mr. Peter Solonka
I am passionate about engaging youth in conservation and am excited to manage and build ACC’s conservation education programs in the greater Amboseli Ecosystem. Formerly, I worked with ACC to create and design conservation programs and community enterprises for grassroots institutions, communities, Maasai women’s groups, youth groups and other stakeholders.
Conservation Planning Associate
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