Mr Njenga Kahiro
CEC Water, Irrigation & Natural Resources
Njenga Kahiro, water, Irrigation & natural resources CECM
Njenga has worked in community based natural resource management, project management and leadership for the last 18 years. He began his career as volunteer with Rehabilitation of Subukia Water Catchment project in Nakuru, Kenya before venturing into business. He then worked for Cambridge University’s Laikipia Elephant Project tackling issues of human wildlife conflict and sustainable livelihoods.
After earning a masters’ degree in Conservation and Tourism, he joined the Zeitz Foundation as conservation and community programmes manager implementing on the ground community conservation projects focussed on water, climate change adaptation, human wildlife conflict mitigation, education, tourism, land tenure research and governance in Laikipia.
He left Zeitz Foundation in 2016 as the Programmes Director and joined Maliasili Initiatives Inc, managing a portfolio of partners comprising a range of grassroots community-level organizations and national policy networks or coalitions working at the forefront of natural resources management and conservation across wildlife, forestry and marine resource management in Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia and Zambia.
He is a 2011 ESRI Conservation GIS Scholar and 2013 Kinship Conservation Leadership Fellow