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Youth Conservation Awareness Programme - the generation that changes


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Washington Wachira -Chief Executive Officer & Head of Education

Washington Wachira holds BSc in Environmental Science and MSc Animal Ecology from Kenyatta University. By age 14, he was already on the career path towards nature interpretation and conservation having led environmental and wildlife conservation programmes at Brightstar Academy, St. Austin Academy, Ndururumo High School, A Child a Tree Initiative, National Youth Service (Nairobi) and Kenyatta University. Washington has great passion for environmental education and nature conservation and has continued to enrich his knowledge and improve his career through apprenticeships at the Ornithology Section of the National Museums of Kenya, Giraffe Center and Elsamere Field Study Centre and pursuance of courses such as Certificate in Fundamentals of Ornithology, Certificate in Disasters and Ecosystems; Resilience in a Changing Climate. He has written and published several articles in a variety of local and international publications. As a result of his passion, he has won many awards including Mr. Environment and Ambassador for Nairobi Province in 2012 and The Daisy Rothschild Award in 2015. He has also won several awards as a passionate and talented nature photographer including the First Position in the Underwater Category of the 2016 East African Wild Life Photo Competition. Washington is a licensed Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit (EIA/EA) Associate Expert and an experienced Safari Guide currently holding a Bronze badge from the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association. He has been part of many research projects and has led many expeditions across Kenya. He is a member of the Bird Committee of Nature Kenya, chair of the National Bird of Kenya sub-committee, the Country Representative for Kenya at Youth Africa Birding and Manager for the Kenya Bird Map Project.


Wilfred Savali- Head of Operations

Wilfred Savali is a young Kenyan who is very passionate about Awareness creation and poverty eradication. He believes that good governance and access to information is the key for a better world. He holds a BSc in Environmental Science and Certificate in Leadership Development and Mentorship from Kenyatta University. Wilfred became passionate about the Environment at a tender age, participating in activities such as tree planting and clean ups during his primary school days. He later became a Wildlife club Chairperson in Maranatha School where he spearheaded conservation activities and awareness creation. He has participated in Environmental activities in the National Museums of Kenya (NMK), KOEE, and Kenyatta University. Wilfred has been part of many research projects especially at NMK.  He is a member of the Kenya National Committee for World Wetlands Day preparations and a Project Lead at Imagine IMC LTD. These two experiences have given him a lot of experience in marketing and management and this is a great asset to YCAP. Wilfred is also a talented writer and has published Environmental blog articles that have reached many people across the world. Wilfred is a licensed Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit (EIA/EA) Associate Expert and also has a keen interest on Occupational Health and Safety.


Mercy Nashipai Tomboy - Head of Finance

Mercy Nashipai Tomboy holds a bachelors in Environmental Science from Kenyatta University. Her expertise in the environmental field has given her strong conservation skills. Having worked with different organizations dealing with various environmental issues, it has widened her scope on how to deal with different environmental challenges. She has vast experience in Environmental Education, environmental auditing, Impact Assessment, project development among others.

She has gained team work skills, worked and interacted with people of different of backgrounds.

She is a keen believer in creating awareness to help solve the dangers that currently face our environment before it’s too late.