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 specialised training in Environmental Safeguards with over 15 years’ experience in this specific area. She has all-round exposure having worked with government agencies, the private sector and the Non-Governmental Organisations world both at national and international level.