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Africa Section Board of Directors

The Africa Section of the Society for Conservation Biology has an international following of members that support conservation on the African continent. The board of directors is an elected body that facilitates the goals and activities of the Section. 

With five seats on the current board up for election in December 2017 / January 2018, the Section will welcome five new board members in January 2018.  

Current Members

Martin NganjePresident-Elect​ (and currently acting president)
Independent Researcher, Environment & Forestry, Africa
President-elect term ends on 31 December 2017;

Fola BabalolaMembership and Nominations Officer
University of Ilorin 
Term ends on 31 December 2018

Benis N. Egoh, Member-at-Large
University of Kwazulu-Natal
South Africa 
Term ends on 31 December 2018

Tuyeni H. MwampambaMember-at-Large
Universidad Nacional Autonomo de Mexico
Centre for Ecosystem Research
Term ends on 31 December 2017

Michael Aigbe UwagbaeMember-at-Large
Wetlands International - Africa 
Term ends on 31 December 2017

Jennifer K. Leary, Education and Science Officer ​
University is California State Polytechnic University
United States and Kenya
Term ends on 31 December 2017

Israel Borokini, Information Officer
University of Nevada, Reno/National Center for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology
United States and Nigeria
Term ends on 31 December 2018

Ron Abrams, Financial Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Dru Associates
United States

Stephen M. Awoyemi
Term ends on 31 December 2017

Future Members

If you are interested in being a member of the African Board you must be a member of SCB and a member of the Section. Generally two-to-four board members are elected annually. The Call for Nominations goes out in September or October and the election runs in October or November. Each year section members receive an email about the open positions and the start of the election process. For more information about getting involved with this board, please contact a board member or