The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) on Wednesday announced Kaddu Kiwe Sebunya as elected Ugandan born to serve as its new President. Sebunya who is tasked to focus on advancing a clear policy agenda for wildlife as part of Africa’s future, will ensure the continent’s development and growth which includes protections for Africa’s natural heritage.
“I am excited to be stepping into the role of president at a time when Africa’s economies are surging, and when important decisions are being made as to how Africa should manage its natural resources responsibly and with accountability,” said Ssebunya.
Ssebunyabegan his career serving as a project manager with WaterAid and as a relief program officer with Oxfam UK.
Served as the Associate Director for the United States Peace Corps in Uganda,
In 2006, Ssebunya moved to Washington, DC and became AWF’s Director of Programs. He developed and implemented a legislative program to engage U.S. lawmakers on issues affecting conservation and development in Africa.
In 2013, he became Chief of Party for the USAID/Uganda Biodiversity Program before transitioning to AWF’s president.
Ssebunya received his Bachelor’s degree in Social and Political Science from Uganda’s Makerere University and a Masters of Science degree in Sustainable Resource Management and Policy from London’s Imperial College. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Law, Policy and Diplomacy from Tufts University’s The Fletcher School.