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. 


BirdLife Africa Secretariat staff list based in Nairobi, Kenya.

  •   Julius Arinaitwe

      Regional Director
  • Maaike Manten

    Team Leader, Fundraising & Communications


  • Ademola Ajagbe

    Team Leader, Conservation Action & Policy


  • Paul Kariuki Ndang'ang'a

    Team Leader, Science & Information Management 
  • Ken Mwathe

    Programme Coordinator, Policy & Advocacy

    Edith Onyango-Hongo

    Team Leader, Finance & Administration

  • Jean Paul Ntungane 

    Project Officer; CEPF - RIT 

  • Chris Magero

    Project Manager; Lake Victoria Basin 

  • Dalphine Adre

    Finance Officer; CEPF - RIT 


  • Antoinette Otieno

    Administration Officer

  • Mercy Kariuki

    Project Officer; Consolidating Biodiversity data and Information (EACF) 

  • Olivia Adhiambo Ojwando

    Policy Officer



    Fundraising and Communications Coordinator

  • Albert Schenk

    Programme Coordinator, Conservation Action 





  • Alex Ngari

    Flyways Officer

  • Joseph Ouko

    Office and Resource Centre Officer 





  • Rose Ombima

    Office Assistant

  • Rebecca Okong'o



  • Nadia de Souza

    Intern - Science and Information


West Africa Sub-regional Office Staff: based in Ghana and Sierra Leone.


  • Thandiwe Chikomo

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

  • Samuel Temidayo Osinubi

    Coordinator for the African-Eurasian Migratory Landbird Working Group         (AEML-WG)




  • Geoffroy Citegetse

    Project Manager; Strengthening networks for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats along the West Coast of Africa

  • Evans Siaw

    Finance & Administration Officer

  • Obaka Torto

    Communications Officer

  • François Phopho Kamano-Kissinoh

    Project Officer