Our Team

Committed to supporting conservation in Amboseli

Jackson Mwato

Executive Director

Jackson has been working for 15 years with local community and conservation organization in the Amboseli ecosystem. He also has extensive experience working with local communities NGOs, fundraising, Environmental management, human resource management, and institutional development.

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for providing leadership and oversight in the implementation of AET’s strategic plan and ensuring the organization is making progress towards achieving its goals. He also working with the board of trustees and the management team to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. He holds a BSC in Wildlife Management and MA in Environmental Planning and Management form
Moi University and University of Nairobi respectively.

Koikai Oloitiptip

Partnership Coordinator

The Partnership Coordinators office main focus is on collaborative work of AET with the Group Ranches, Government bodies and non-state actors such as community groups, NGOs and private sector entities.

A central role of the position is to develop working relationship to ensure smooth coordination of complimentary roles of the partners in projects; and to liaise with other staff members to strategically manage and to ensure delivery of projects for sustainable development of the Amboseli
ecosystem communities and their livelihoods.

Susan Kinuthia

Finance and Administrator

Susan is based in Amboseli ecosystem and has twelve years of experience in administration management and eight of which have been finance management in conservation organization.

The office of the Finance and administrator supports AET in coordinating the day to day running of the office which includes; Finances management, Human resource administration, staff welfare, organizing and scheduling meetings, disseminating information to the staff and the larger stakeholder network.

Susan is a certified public accountant and holds CPA K.

Daniel L. Kaaka

Conservancies Coordinator

He has great wealth of experience in natural resource conservation and management which is of utmost importance to AET in executing its programs. The position key roles are to spearhead the development of conservancies in the ecosystem in terms of streamlining management structures, registration of conservancies with relevant legal entities, coordinating infrastructural development within conservancies in line with AET strategic objective of improving community livelihoods through realization
of benefits from tourism related activities. Kaaka holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Diploma in wildlife management and conservation.

Kenneth Sokoine Ntalamia

Kenneth Sokoine Ntalamia

Rangeland officer.

Kenneth has a great knowledge on biodiversity conservation and community support programs. He coordinate rangeland restoration activities in degraded areas within Amboseli ecosystem between community members and Amboseli ecosystem trust for restoration purpose. He hold a Bachelor degree and Diploma in wildlife conservation and management.

Moses Saruni

Community Field Assistant

Moses Saruni holds a certificate in community wildlife management from Kenya Wildlife Service. Worked for Amboseli trust for elephants as a research assistant and community officer respectively for the last three years. Through Amboseli Trust for elephants I have gained knowledge on elephants monitoring and Amboseli elephant’s family’s herds identification, worked hand in hand with community conflicts resolution and have been custodian for educating people on importance of conserving both wildlife and environment.

ABRAHAM LOOMUNA NKUMAMA

Community Rangers and M&E Coordinator

A conservationist both at heart and in practice. He brings in vast experience in the field of conservation having been involved in both wildlife security and research within the Amboseli ecosystem for over 8 years. He holds a diploma and a degree in Wildlife management and is currently pursuing MSc in Wildlife health and management. Abraham Is the coordinator of Amboseli Tsavo Community Wildlife Rangers Association. Abraham has the Overall responsibility of Strategic direction, Overseeing Community Rangers welfare, organizing anti-poaching operations, Camp Management and Administration of ranger’s activities, he is also tasked in coordinating monitoring and evaluation activities