The Team

The work of the Birdlife Africa Partnership is supported by a Secretariat located in Nairobi, Kenya and regional offices based in Ghana, Senegal, Rwanda and Tanzania.


The BirdLife Africa Partnership Secretariat

  •   Julius Arinaitwe

      Regional Director for Africa
  • Maaike Manten

    CEPF EAM 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 

    CEPF EAM RIT; 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 
  • Mercy Waithira

    Vulture Conservation Intern 





  • Alex Ngari

    Programme Manager; Migratory Birds and Flyways 

  • Louisa Mwenda

    Fundraising Intern 


  • Rose Ombima

    Office Assistant

  • Rebecca Okong'o


  • Wycliffe Kibet Kirui

    Finance Officer
  • Enock Odingo

    Project Officer
  • Providence Akayezu

    Project Manager; CRAGS II




  • Thandiwe Chikomo

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

    Project Manager

  • Evans Siaw

    Finance & Administration Officer

  • Obaka Torto

    Communications Officer
  • François Phopho Kamano

    Project Officer


  • Justine Dossa

    Project Manager
  • Dipali Mukherjee

    Capacity Development Officer


  • Muyang Achah

    CEPF GFWA RIT; Small Grants Manager
  • Tommy Garnett

    CEPF GFWA RIT; Team Leader


  • Blandine Melis

    Communications Officer; CMB Project
  • Claudien Nsabagasani

    West Africa IBA Monitoring Officer


  • Jude Fuhnwi

    Senior Communications Officer


  • Mariana Carvalho

    CEPF GFWA RIT; Project Officer 
  • Ruth Akagu

    CEPF GFWA RIT; Project Officer


  • Miguel Lecoq

    Marine Policy & Advocacy Officer
  • Dela Seshie

    CEPF GFWA RIT; Finance Officer