Archives: Team Members

Levand Turyomurugyendo

Levand Turyomurugyendo is currently the Projects Manager at the Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF) where he is applying his past experiences and competences to support UBF in mobilization of funds for managing biodiversity in Uganda as well as coordinate implementation of projects implemented by UBF and partners. Levand holds a MSc degree in Environment and Natural Resources and a BSc degree…

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Dr Mark Infield

Since graduating with a degree in Zoology in 1980, Mark has worked in various capacities in nature conservation. Mark has designed, managed and reviewed projects, advised government ministries and departments, charities and community organisations, and undertaken and supervised research. He has worked on protected area and natural resource management, community engagement and participation and cultural values approach to nature conservation.…

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Ivan Amanigaruhanga

Ivan Amanigaruhanga is a Ugandan trained conservationist with 17 years of progressive experience in Eastern and Southern Africa. He holds a Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources from Makerere University, in addition to various professional trainings in energy, climate change, and extractives. Ivan comes to us from the World Resources Institute where he led climate diplomacy and energy…

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David Semakula

Mr David Semakula is a Trustee with Uganda Biodiversity Fund. He is a seasoned Finance, Accounts and Management practitioner with a wealth of experience garnered from training and years of professional experience. He worked in the banking sector for over thirty years and most previously held the positions of Chairperson Uganda SWIFT Users Group, Manager Corporate and Investment, Stanbic Bank,…

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Faith Kinani

Faith Kinani is our Communications Officer and has over fifteen years of experience in Media and Communications. She is creative and resourceful and is captivated by how communication binds all aspects of a business that make an organization thrive. Faith has managed and worked with stakeholders across different fields including government, media, foreign missions, and private sector. She provides guidance…

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Elly Mugumya

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Francis Ogwal

Francis Ogwal is a Natural Resources Management Specialist (Biodiversity and Rangelands) at the National Environment Management Authority. He joined NEMA as an Environmental Impact Assessment Officer in June 2003. He is now a Natural Resources Management Specialist (Terrestrial Biodiversity and Rangelands) since June 2005. Francis is a holder of a Master of Science Environment and Natural Resources Management and Bachelor…

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Apophia Atukunda

Apophia Atukunda Muhimbura is an Environment and Natural Resources Management specialist with over 20 years practical experience in the sector specialising in biodiversity conservation. She has a BSc. in Forestry, an MSc. in Agriculture, Post Graduate Diplomas in EIA and Business Administration, and is currently undertaking a PhD in Environment Management at Mbarara University of Science and Technology. She has…

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Edith Kabesiime

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Dr. Helga Rainer

Dr Helga Rainer is the current Chairperson of the Board. Dr Rainer was the Director of the Conservation Program for the Arcus Foundation for thirteen years, with a particular focus on the Great Apes Program. Prior to her work with the foundation, she worked on various conservation projects around the world, including the African Wildlife Foundation and the International Gorilla…

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