The future of Africa’s wildlife is in African hands
Today we celebrate Africa Environment Day and World Wildlife Day. This year’s World Wildlife Day theme—“the future of wildlife is in our hands”—strikes both a hopeful and a cautionary note.
Kaddu Kiwe Sebunya is the President of the African Wildlife Foundation. Sebunya began his career serving as a project manager with WaterAid and as a relief program officer with Oxfam UK. Beginning with his post as the Associate Director for the United States Peace Corps in Uganda, Sebunya’s career began to focus more on conservation. He later served as a country program coordinator with the World Conservation Union—now the International Union for Conservation of Nature, or IUCN—and as a senior policy and planning advisor for Conservation International.
In 2006, Sebunya 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.