Our Team

Our Team

MMWCA is led by an Executive Committee that comprises of landowners and tourism partners’ representatives, as well as a number of independent members who have been recruited based on their expertise or roles within key partner organizations.

The organization has a secretariat team charged with day to day operations and management of program activities, coordination and services to our members.

Daniel is an accomplished leader in conservation, with a track record of working with local communities to protect Kenya’s diverse ecosystems. He brings to MMWCA a great mix of leadership, inspiration, and passion for conservation. He possesses management experience in the conservation and tourism sectors. He serves on the Board of Greater Mara Trust/Greater Mara Management Limited as well as the Board of the Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association representing the Maasai Mara region. As a founder member, Daniel has done a remarkable job with MMWCA’s formation, firstly as the Chairperson of the Conservancies Council prior to joining the Secretariat as Chief Programs Officer then CEO. Daniel is a Silver-rated Professional Tour Guide who left active tour guiding to help set up Olare Motorogi Community Conservancy Trust in Maasai Mara. He co-steered Olare Motorogi Conservancy as a Director from 2006 to 2008, a Trustee and as a Community Development Manager in the year 2013. He has also served in the capacities of Board Member for Olare Motorogi Conservancy and Vice-Chair of Olpurkel Company Limited, the Management Company managing the conservancy.

Patrick has a wealth of experience in operations management, gained in Public, Private and Development sectors. He has 10+ years’ experience in Project Management, Finance and Administration. He has worked for several reputable organisations among other Bins Group, Belgium Technical Co-operations, KEPSA/World Bank, WWF-K, SNV and UNESCO-IHE (MaMaSe).

He has about 8 years’ experience working in Tourism and Conservation areas in the Maasai Mara. In his role as COO, offers leadership and mentorship of diverse technical teams and matrix management to ensure coordinated technical support across the team and the conservancies.

Eric oversees MMWCA’s portfolio of programs while leading the programs, communications and M&E staff to fulfil the mission and objectives of MMWCA.

He joined MMWCA in February 2017 and has over the years displayed a keen understanding of the programs MMWCA is implementing. He began as a Regional Coordinator, facilitating and coordinating a conservation partnership programme between MMWCA and the Mara Conservancies. Eric then took up the role of Programs Officer in 2018, where he was responsible for the management and coordination of all project activities and outputs under the Mara Vocational Training Project (MVTP).

Eric has a background in ecology and brings in vast experience in the field of conservation having been involved in both research and community conservation aspects. He holds an MSC in Wildlife Biology and is currently pursuing a PhD in ecological sciences.

Jackson is responsible for establishing PCA by securing land for conservation, developing a suitable conservation model for the area and building and strengthening governance structures. Jackson has worked in social development for more than 10 years and took part in the design of the successful conservation model for the establishment of Naibosho Conservancy.

Angela is responsible for mainstreaming Gender into Natural Resource Management across the membership working hand in hand with regional coordinators to ensure conservancy governance structures are gender sound. She is a founder staff and has been a key resource person in the Greater Mara Ecosystem. She drives her passion from working with communities and is keen women empowerment.

Virginia is an M&E professional with an emphasis on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning and project planning and management. She is a self-driven and forward-thinking professional with cross-industry experience in monitoring projects, research, data analytics and conducting evaluations from both the public and private sector.

Virginia is passionate about safeguarding biodiversity and climate change awareness. She is also a Kantar Public fellow with training on Applied Monitoring and Evaluation in Africa. She is currently pursuing her masters in Monitoring and Evaluation with a Post graduate diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation and a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics and Programming.

Daniel is responsible for coordinating conservation activities in the conservancies on the western and central cluster of Mara. He has been instrumental in delivering effective and proactive community engagement, participation and support to community conservation-related initiatives. He brings 17 years of experience in working closely with communities.

James facilitates and coordinates a conservation partnership programme between MMWCA and the Mara Conservancies, in the Eastern part of the greater Maasai Mara region. He has previously served as the Conservancy Community Manager and has several years of experience working with communities.

Lawrence has twelve years of experience working as a Land and Natural Resources Officer, in the fields of public interest litigation, land and natural resource policy advocacy, capacity building for communities, and networking and collaboration.

As Land Administrator for MMWCA, Lawrence is focused on assisting conservancies to register land for conservation, lobbying the county government to carry out land planning for viable and productive land use, and assisting conservancies to develop and implement management plans.

Gideon is the contact between the landowners and Pardamat Management. He ensures there is a good relationship between the landowners and the Conservation Area by the attending to both parties concerns. Previously, Gideon worked with MMWCA as the waste project officer from April 2016 to June 2017.

He has attained a Diploma in Project Management from the Kenya Institute of Management.

Emmanuel supports the overall coordination and implementation of field-based communications. Emmanuel is a journalist by profession, and a conservationist and has been in radio for 9 years.

Sempeyo is responsible for the efficient management of MMWCA Financial Resources. She is responsible for managing all transactions working hand in hand with the COO.

Her experience in financial management spans over 4 years. She prides herself as a self-motivated person. She has a penchant for investigative documentaries and loves to travel. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree – Finance Option.

Mary is responsible for the daily financial administration ensuring the organization’s cash handling procedures, financial records and reports are maintained to the highest professional standards and in accordance with the organization’s financial procedures and policies.

She possesses strong analytical skills, great love for working with figures and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance.

Rosebell is responsible for managing the effective and efficient administration of the organisation’s operations which include human resources, procurement, facilities management, logistics and ICT. She has over eight years of experience in administration and operations.

She is the recipient of the MBA Scholarship for Conservation Leaders at the African Leadership University and was selected to participate in the Women Conservationists Leadership Training as part of Pathways Africa 2020. Passionate about mentorship, she has also served as a mentor under the Commonwealth Young Women’s Mentorship Program.

Maureen provides support to the CEO and is responsible for the overall day-to-day administration of the MMWCA’s Headquarters in Aitong. She started her journey at MMWCA working as an intern and was later taken in as an administrator. She has attained a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance option) from University of Nairobi.

As the Administrator of Pardamat Conservation Area (PCA) Teriano maintains a proper flow of office procedures, and support the PCA Manager by carrying out office management tasks and duties. Teriano has worked for over 10 years’ in different capacities within administration, community outreach, base line surveys and guest relations. She has attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from University of Nairobi.

William is responsible for fleet and logistics management, handles MMWCA Mara Base Headquarters Administration and is the Senior Field Assistant managing and mentoring field assistants. He is a PSV rated driver and has over 8years experience. He is a landowner in two conservancies and hails from the Aitong area.

Johnson comes from Endonyo Erinka in Pardamat and is responsible for driving the Project Vehicles and assisting in field assignments. He has inherent knowledge and experience in community empowerment projects.

Kaaka hails from Aitong area and is responsible for the management of MMWCA’s tractor, trailer and water bowser. He works with the Mara Base Administrator to ensure general compound maintenance and supply of water to the site.

VISION

A cultural landscape where communities and partners secure wildlife and sustainable livelihoods for a better future.

MISSION

To conserve the greater Maasai Mara ecosystem, through a network of protected areas, for the prosperity of all – biodiversity and wildlife, the local population, and recreation and tourism for the nation of Kenya.

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