WE STRIVE TO INSPIRe THE YOUNG CONSERVATION COMMUNITY IN AFRICA.
We aim to inspire change among people to protect the environment
Our generation is on the verge where everyone has the ability to spark change no matter how small it may be. There are amazing conservation stories that do not get to see the light of day. These stories are only known among the selected few who already understand the conservation scene. Biophilic Conversations will enable the ease of access to such stories and thus inspire people to appreciate the environment we live in.
Such a platform will be able to raise awareness on conservation not only in Kenya but the entire world. Sharing conservation stories will be able to formulate the language of the conservation community where others can shape themselves in a conversational process with the power to connect.
What We Do
— WE HOST BIOPHILIC TALKS
We organize thematic conservation talks to inspire the next generation of conservationists. We give young conservationist to share their stories.
— WE OFFER TRAINING AND MENTORSHIP
We offer specialized training’s to support young conservationist. We also extend the support by linking young conservationist with mentors in the conservation field.
— WE HOST UNIVERSITY AND HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI EDITION
We link university students studying environmental and wildlife management courses to practicing young conservationists and inspire high school students to take up environmental related disciplines.
Biophilic mentor of the month
The talk will be on Conservation and Development Synergies, what young people need to know and how they would deal with addressing issues that arise from unsustainable developments . the talk will be on Thursday (28TH MAY 2020) from 5:30 pm EAT.
DR TOBIAS NYUMBA
Dr Nyumba has several years of experience in biodiversity conservation, research and policy and human development. Dr Nyumba holds a BSc in Environmental Sciences from Egerton University, Kenya; Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Environment, Society and Development and Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Geography from the University of Cambridge, UK. The PhD research project focused on the Impacts of Human-Elephant Conflict on Human Wellbeing in Trans Mara Kenya.
Dr Nyumba joined the University of Nairobi’s Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (ICCA) and the African Conservation Centre (ACC) in 2018 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Development Corridors Partnership (DCP) Project: A global research project that aims to generate decision-relevant evidence related to challenges facing the development corridor processes in East Africa and feeds it into key decision-making processes to improve the sustainable development outcomes of investments in development corridors.
Dr Nyumba has previously worked with organisations in Kenya and abroad including CETRAD, the Space for Giants (K) Trust, the African Wildlife Foundation and the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme in the UK leading science and applied research projects promoting biodiversity conservation, human development and livelihoods.
- Lecturer at the University of Nairobi’s Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation
- Member of the IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA)
- Advisory Panel Member for the Conservation Evidence Mammal Synopsys, University of Cambridge, UK
- Associate Director for the Dakota Wesleyan University, USA, in Nairobi
- Lead Author for IPBES Values Assessment, Chapter 5.
Dr Nyumba’s interests revolve around the exploration of the interactions among conservation and development intervention, human well-being and poverty alleviation, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr Nyumba is keen to promote science and applied research with practical relevance to biodiversity conservation and development policy within a multidisciplinary framework.
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This month we are humble to host the following amazing young speakers and introduce our first Biophilic Mentor: Dr. Tobias Nyumba.