The Team

The work of the Birdlife Africa Partnership is supported by a Secretariat located in Nairobi, Kenya and a Sub-regional office in Accra, Ghana. 


The BirdLife Africa Secretariat Team based in Nairobi, Kenya.

  •   Julius Arinaitwe

      Regional Director for Africa
  • Maaike Manten

    CEPF - RIT, Team manager


  • Ademola Ajagbe

    Team Leader, Conservation Action & Policy


  • Paul Kariuki Ndang'ang'a

    Team Leader, Species Science & Information 
  • Ken Mwathe

    Programme Coordinator, Policy


    Team Leader, Finance & Administration

  • Jean Paul Ntungane 

    Project Officer

  • Chris Magero

    Project Manager 

  • Dalphine Adre

    Finanace Manager


  • Antoinette Otieno

    Senior Administration Officer

  • Mercy Kariuki

    Project Officer

  • Olivia Adhiambo Ojwando

    Policy Officer

  • Masumi Gudka

    Vulture Conservation Manager



    Programme Coordinator, Conservation Action 





  • Alex Ngari

    Flyways Manager

  • Joseph Ouko

    Office Assistant 





  • Rose Ombima

    Office Assistant

  • Rebecca Okong'o



  • Joshua Maingi

    Finance Officer

  • Enock Odingo

    Project Officer




  • Anthony Ochieng

    Senior Project Officer
  • Maureen Onyango

    PA to the Regional Director




The West Africa Sub-Regional Office team, Ghana and Sierra Leone.


  • Thandiwe Chikomo

    Head, West Africa Sub-regional Office
    Team Leader; Capacity and Network Development



    Coordinator for the African-Eurasian Migratory Landbird Working Group

  • Geoffroy Citegetse

    Project Manager

  • Evans Siaw

    Finance & Administration Officer

  • Obaka Torto

    Communications Officer
  • François Phopho Kamano-Kissinoh

    Project Officer


  • Justine Dossa

    Project Manager
  • Dipali Mukherjee

    Capacity Development Officer


  • Muyang Achah

    GFWA CEPF RIT; Small Grants Manager
  • Miguel Lecoq

    Marine Policy & Advocacy Officer