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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.   

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. Section members receive an email about the open positions and the start of the election process. 

Current Board Members

Martin Nganje   
President, SCB Africa Section
Independent Researcher, Environment & Forestry

Martin is the President of the SCB Africa section. 
Term ends on 31 December 2020

Israel Borokini   
 President-Elect, SCB Africa section
Secretary, SCB Chapters committee
Africa representative, SCB Awards committee
PhD candidate, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV

Israel is the President-Elect of SCB Africa section. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Nevada, Reno, where his dissertation focuses on ecological modeling, community diversity studies and population genetics of neoendemic plants in the Great Basin desert. He is on study-leave from the National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, Ibadan, Nigeria, where he manages the country’s native biodiversity.
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Term ends on 31 December 2023

Margaret Awuor Owuor, Education and Science Officer 
South Eastern Kenya University

Margaret is a scholar and environment scientist  focusing on aquatic ecosystems and ecosystem services. She Lecturers in the School of Water Resources Science and Technology, South Eastern Kenya University. She completed her PhD (2017) from the University of Cadiz, Spain. She has carried research on enhancing community involvement and participation in conservation through education and tree planting.

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Term ends on 31 December 2020

Michelle Fasona, Financial Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Ph.D candidate, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Fasona Michelle is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Her dissertation focuses on landscape ecology modelling, landscape genetics and habitat connectivity for Large mammals in selected forest reserves in South-West, Nigeria. She is currently the Financial Monitoring and evaluation Officer
Term ends on 31 December 2021
Janette WallisMember-at-large #1
Lecturer, Environmental Studies Program, University of Oklahoma
United States and Uganda

Janette serves as the SCB-Africa Section’s Member at Large #1 and is tasked with re-energizing the Young Women in Conservation Biology network. She has worked in education, research, and conservation projects throughout Africa, including in Tanzania, Gabon, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea, and Uganda. Janette currently directs the Kasokwa Forest Project in a network of forest fragments in Uganda. Research at the site focuses on primate behavioral ecology, reproduction, conservation, and human-wildlife interactions. Janette earned her Ph.D. in zoology, psychology, and anthropology from the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches wildlife conservation courses.
Term ends on 31 December 2020

Badru Mugerwa  
Member-at-large #2
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford & Insitute of Tropical Forest Conservation, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
United Kingdom and Uganda

Badru trained in wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, University of Oxford, UK, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda, and Makerere University, Uganda. He is a research associate at the Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation (ITFC) in Uganda. Badru’s research focuses on human impacts on biodiversity and protected area management in human dominated landscapes.
Term ends on 31 December 2020