Our Governance

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.

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.

Rebecca Goodman

Rebecca Goodman

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Director
Evelyn Namvua

Evelyn Namvua

Communications and Engagement Specialist

Steering Committee

The ABCG Steering Committee is comprised of one representative 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.

Nikhil Advani

Nikhil Advani

Lead Specialist, Climate, Communities and Biodiversity
Peter Veit

Peter Veit

Director, Land and Resource Rights Initiative
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Michael Painter

Senior Technical Advisor, Conservation Measures and Communities
Kimberly Holbrook

Kimberly Holbrook

Manager of External Affairs, Africa Region
Stella Mercurio

Stella Mercurio

Associate Director, Africa Programs
Janet Edmond

Janet Edmond

Senior Director for Peace and Development Partnerships
Eric Coppenger

Eric Coppenger

Vice President Public Fundraising, Government Relations and Policy