Ugandan elected to the helm of African Wildlife Foundation
The African Wildlife Foundation has elected Kiwe Kaddu Sebunya from Uganda as its chairperson.
Sebunya will be tasked with advancing a political agenda for wildlife as part of the future of Africa, ensuring that the continent’s development and growth projects include the space and Reserved protection natural heritage of Africa.
“I am delighted to take the presidency at a time when the African economy takes off and where important decisions are made on how Africa should manage its resources so responsibly and accountable.” Sebunya said adding “The continent is changing profoundly, and we must help guide this change to benefit people and wildlife of Africa.”
Mr Sebunya began his career as a project manager for WaterAid and then as Head Relief Program at Oxfam UK. He then served as deputy director of the Peace Corps of the United States in Uganda.
He has also served as country program coordinator with the World Conservation Union – now International Union for Conservation of Nature. Sebunya has additionally been Senior Policy Advisor for Planning and Conservation International. Mr. Sebunya was posted to Washington in 2006 to become Director of Programs of the African Wildlife Foundation.
He has developed and implemented a legislative program involving US lawmakers on issues affecting conservation and development in Africa. In 2013, he became head of mission for USAID / Uganda Biodiversity Programme before taking the presidency of the African Wildlife Foundation.
Sebunya holds a degree in Social and Political Sciences from Uganda’s Makerere University, and an MA in political and sustainable management of resources obtained at Imperial College London. He also holds a Master’s degree in law, politics and diplomacy from Tufts University, USA.