Our Governance

Secretariat

The Secretariat oversees ABCG programming and operations and comprises two core staff dedicated to ABCG’s management and outreach. As an integral part of ABCG’s collaborative nature, the ABCG Secretariat rotates locations among its members. The African Wildlife Foundation currently hosts the Secretariat since November 2018 from their offices in Washington DC and Nairobi.

Steering Committee

The ABCG Steering Committee is comprised of two representatives from each Member organization that together guide the ongoing development and direction of ABCG. The Steering Committee meets at least quarterly to review progress against objectives and explore means to broaden the dissemination and adoption of ABCG knowledge products.

The Secretariat

M. Rubina James

AFRICA BIODIVERSITY COLLABORATIVE GROUP DIRECTOR

Evelyn Namvua

COMMUNICATIONS AND ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST

The Steering Committee

Alice Ruhweza

DIRECTOR, AFRICA REGION- WWF INTERNATIONAL

Alphonce Blass Mallya

NORTHERN TANZANIA PROGRAM DIRECTOR, THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

Eric Coppenger

VICE PRESIDENT PUBLIC FUNDRAISING, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS AND POLICY

Frederick Kwame Kumah

VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL LEADERSHIP, AWF

Janet Edmond
Janet Edmond

SENIOR DIRECTOR FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS

Kimberly Holbrook
Kimberly Holbrook

MANAGER OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, AFRICA REGION

Michel Masozera

DIRECTOR, POLICY AND INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERSHIPS FOR AFRICA, WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS)

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Michael Painter

SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR, CONSERVATION MEASURES AND COMMUNITIES

Nikhil Advani
Nikhil Advani

LEAD SPECIALIST, CLIMATE, COMMUNITIES AND BIODIVERSITY

Peter Veit
Peter Veit

DIRECTOR, LAND AND RESOURCE RIGHTS INITIATIVE

Stella Mercurio
Stella Mercurio

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, AFRICA PROGRAMS

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