Help us inspire the young conservation community in AFRICA.


A Biophilic mentor will help young African conservationists with exploring careers, setting goals, developing contacts, and identifying resources.


They  share knowledge, advice, and resources  depending on the format and goals of a specific mentoring relationship


They  share information about his or her own career path, as well as provide guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modeling.


They support the mentees with skills that they need effectively execute conservation projects or idea that will make a positive change to the society. 


Are you a young conservationist in Africa and need advice in  exploring your career, setting goals, developing contacts, and identifying resources. 

Become a Biophilic Mentor

Do you wish to share your story to inspire others or are you able to share skills that are valuable in the field of conservation to young African’s into conservation. 


Dr Tobia Nyumba

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 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.

An astute sportsman specialising in Volleyball !!!!!! for fun