In January 2016, AWF elected Kaddu Kiwe Sebunya to serve as its new President with a focus on advancing a clear policy agenda for wildlife as part of Africa’s future, ensuring the continent’s blueprint for development and growth includes space and protections for Africa’s natural heritage. Kaddu, a principal leader of the organisation whose role entails driving the long-term strategy and culture of AWF, has more than 15 years of experience, ranging from grassroots to national and regional technical support in the United States, the Americas, Africa, and Europe. He has worked with several international organisations including International Union for Conservation of Nature, Conservation International, World Bank, United States Agency for International Development, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the African Diplomatic Corps and the United Nations on conservation issues. He holds two master’s degrees—an M.A. in law, policy, and diplomacy from the Fletcher School, Tufts University, and an M.S. in sustainable resource management and policy from Imperial College at Wye, London University.
China, beyond the ivory ban, should support Africa in strengthening the coexistence of wildlife and human industries.