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Our Team

Cde Jim Justus Nyamu
Executive Director

An elephant enthusiast who has dedicated his life to conservation of the African Elephant, worked in Kenya Wildlife Service as a Research assistant and Research Scientist at African Conservation Center. Holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Community Development and Project Planning and Degree in Natural resource and Conservation Management at Mweka College of African Wildlife Management, Tanzania. From 2013 to date, he has covered 16,739km across 3 continents on foot in his Ivory Belongs To Elephants awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness on the value of elephants, how to mitigate human-elephant conflict and end poaching. He holds several titles in the conservation space such as Hon Warden for Mt Kenya Conservation.

Celine Wandia

ADMINISTRATOR AND DIRECTOR’S PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Ms Wandia is an Environmentalist with a background in conservation. She pursued a Bachelor’s Degree is Environmental Studies from Karatina University. She is passionate on creating an environment where wildlife can thrive.

Sarah. W. Thiga

BOARD MEMBER

Wanjiku Thiga is a Development Communications Specialist with over seven years of experience. As a seasoned Communications expert, Wanjiku has in numerous occasions been involved in initiatives aimed at protecting and promoting Elephant conservation efforts in Kenya. Wanjiku has taken part in advocacy efforts to bring awareness to the plight of elephants in Kenya by leading Digital media campaigns and supporting on ground community campaigns.
Wanjiku holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology and Communication from the University of Nairobi, is a Futurist awardee from Africa Foresight lab; currently pursuing her masters in arts- Communication for Development at Daystar University and a Certificate in leadership from both Emerging Leaders Foundation and National Democratic Institute. In her free time, Wanjiku enjoys reading, community lobbying and visiting game parks and reserves. You can reach Wanjiku through: thigaserah@gmail.com

Dr. George Njagi

BOARD MEMBER

Dr. Njagi Gathuku, a Wildlife Ecologist with research interests in biodiversity, wildlife conservation, and ecotourism, with special interest in giraffes. Dr. Njagi, holds a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy – Environmental Science) from Kenyatta University with a bias in Giraffe Conservation and Community livelihoods and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Education with a focus on wildlife conservation from the same University.
Currently Dr. Njagi is the Conservation Programmes Manager at Wildlife Clubs of Kenya and also a part time faculty member at Strathmore University and Kenyatta University where his roles include but not limited to; lecturing and student research supervision in the Schools of Tourism & Hospitality and Environmental Sciences & Education Department, respectively. Dr. Njagi is well grounded in the field of conservation with a lot of interest of uplifting the youth in this field.