What do they do that will inspire you?

And what is the future of nature and wildlife?


Claire Nasike Akello, is a Food Campaigner at Greenpeace Africa, where she trains local communities on ecological farming as an adaptative mechanism to climate change and advocates for smallholder farmers ' adoption of ecological farming and its inclusion in Kenya's agricultural policies.

She has previously worked as an Environmental Education Officer for A Rocha Kenya and received the 2015 Wangari Maathai Scholarship Award for her work with school children in Budalangi on environmental education.

Claire is also the founder of the Hummingbird Foundation; an initiative aimed at improving nutrition among school children by setting up organic food gardens in rural and urban areas.

Catherine Mungai

Catherine Mungai is the Partnerships and Policy Engagement Specialist for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) in East Africa based at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Her work focuses on expanding learning partnerships and supporting science-policy engagement processes in CCAFS focus countries in East Africa and also at the global level on integrating gender, climate change and agriculture policies.

Catherine Mungai Earth Optimism Nairobi

Dr. Dominic Maringa

Dr. Dominic Maringa is a holder of Ph.D in Agricultural and Rural Development. He received a Bsc. Forestry at Moi University in 2001, and holds a master’s degree in project management from the University of Nairobi. He has worked in various conservation-based organizations, and he is currently the Manager of Ngarendare Forest Trust, Kenya.

He has 15 years of experience in commercially oriented small-scale farming, and community-managed soil, forests, and wildlife management.



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