Meet Kaddu Sebunya: A Speaker at Our Upcoming ESGx Event on July 14th
Meet Kaddu Sebunya, the President of the African Wildlife Foundation. Sebunya also sits on the board of the African Leadership University and he is also a renowned conservationist with 20 years’ international experience.
Sebunya started his career at AWF in 2006, working his way up to President in 2015, where he has successfully led AWF’s efforts to advocate for more strategic conservation with assistance from the US government in Washington, DC, to implement national and transboundary conservation and development programs in Uganda, and more recently ramped up policy and advocacy efforts resulting in substantial partnerships that have helped advance the African conservation priorities across the continent and globally with development partners.
He has helped distinguish AWF as the conservation NGO which puts the needs of the people first. He has spearheaded efforts that have proven that conservation can go hand in hand with development, economic growth, and the well-being of communities on the ground. More recently Kaddu has brought that experience to African corporate and political leaders to cultivate conservation leadership at the highest levels across sectors.
Sebunya wants to see more Africans take ownership of conservation, particularly young people, whose innovation, passion, and ambition will be vital in building an Africa that works for everyone. He is committed to AWF’s continued leadership role in nurturing this conservation leadership.
Africa is going through a transitional period that has put immense pressure on its wildlife, it’s wildlands, and the diverse and important landscapes and ecosystems that support all life across the continent. The population is growing exponentially with official statistics predicting that there will be 2.5 billion people living on the continent by 2050. As a result, the need for additional infrastructure, more land for agriculture and human settlement cannot be ignored. AWF is leading the way in reimagining a modern Africa that exploits its developmental and economic potential without compromising its rich biodiversity.
We are lucky enough to have Kaddu Sebunya speak in our upcoming ESGx event on July 14th. If you want to hear Sebunya’s opinions on human’s relationship with nature register below for our ESGx event: Re-thinking Our Relationship With Nature.
On June 30th, ESGX will host "Survival Instinct: Rethinking Our Relationship With Nature" to discuss:
How are the frictions between people and wildlife growing?
Did this contribute to the COVID-19 pandemic?
How has funding been impacted?
How can we best support wildlife organizations and educators?