The world of conservation has grown in complexity. In addition to a firm conservation background, it’s leaders now need 21st century business skills to design and manage resilient businesses.
We have successfully graduated 57 Conservation MBA students over the past three years. These students are the next generation leaders that we will need to successfully and sustainably manage Africa’s unique natural assets for the social and economic growth of the continent. The original Conservation MBA combined the ALU School of Business MBA programme with complementary learning in conservation and leadership for full time working professionals. Learning from best practice across the world we are now developing a new Conservation MBA that will be relaunched at the beginning of 2023.
Lara Dendy Young is a Co-Founder of Conservation Club, aimed to promote sustainable travel in Eastern and Southern Africa, based in Cape Town South Africa.
Charles Karangwa is the IUCN Regional Head of Land Systems and Rwanda Country Representative and co-founded FinScape a direct output of his MBA capstone project.
Alina Peter is at the frontline of the Grumeti Fund | NPO’s anti-poaching battle in Tanzania. Working with a dedicated team of 100 highly trained anti-poaching scouts.
Hugues Akpona is a General Manager at W-Arly-Pendjari (WAP) African Parks Network. He is currently a facilitator in our Pathway Leadership Training Programme
Rosebell Abwonji is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association. She leads effective and streamlined administrative systems, IT, HR, and physical infrastructure of the organization’s operations.
Delvis Fortes is a passionate Marine Biologist from Cape Verde with 13 years of work experience in the fisheries sector. Delvis holds an MSc in Fisheries Policy and ManagementHe is also currently consulting FAO’s CFI project.
The Conservation Leaders Programme was designed for emerging leaders in sectors that impacted wildlife and natural landscapes and those who protect and support Africa’s natural capital. Our leaders came from sectors;