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KWCA Staff Expands to Support Growth of Conservancies

Posted: 3rd Jun 2016 11:15:00 AM

KWCA Staff Training by Mali Asili
KWCA staff on an institutional strengthening training facilitated by Mali Asili Initiatives

After three years of working with a skeleton staff, Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) has expanded its staff capacity. Martyn Muchuma joins as the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and Joyce Mbataru as the Communication and Development Officer. Both reported in May 2016 to support effective implementation of the USAID funded Community Conservancy Policy and Implementation Program (CCSP). The CCSP program aims to conserve Kenya's biodiversity through policy interventions resulting in inclusive and resilient development of community conservancies.

"The new addition is crucial in building the institutional capacity of KWCA as a national association of wildlife conservancies in Kenya. A bigger team will enable us work efficiently to deliver on our mandates." Dickson Kaelo, Chief Executive Officer., KWCA. "We are grateful to USAID for supporting the growth of KWCA and promoting conservation efforts in the Country."

Joyce the Communication Officer who is an expert in development communication, gender and media relations expressed optimism in joining the new team and looked forward to strengthening KWCA communication capacity to effectively communicate with its conservancy members and stakeholders.

Martyn holds a Master's degree in Public Policy and Human Development from Maastricht University in the Netherlands is excited to be part of the KWCA team and is looking forward to share his experience in policy and monitoring.

 

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