About Us.

Who We Are

CHD (Center for Human Development), established in 2012 under the visionary leadership of Dr Winnie Kiiru, is a dynamic grassroots organization dedicated to the revitalization of the Amboseli Ecosystem through community-centered conservation endeavors.

Located in the Amboseli region, which faces urgent environmental issues such as deforestation, deterioration of rangelands, human-wildlife conflicts, and the increasing effects of climate change. We integrate measures for climate change adaptation and mitigation into our conservation efforts, paying particular attention to the disproportionate impact on women and girls.

At Conservation Kenya, our overarching goal is to cultivate public participation in conservation, weaving together education, awareness programs, citizen research, and enterprise development to pave the way for a sustainable future for wildlife, habitats, and the people of Kenya.

Our Mission & Vision.

What makes us different?

Our Vision

People Centered Conservation

Our Mission

Conservation through public participation

Meet Our Team

Dr Winnie Kiiru

Position: Founder | Director
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Dr. Winnie Kiiru, with over 25 years of experience in conservation, is the founder of Conservation Kenya. A wildlife biologist and elephant expert, she holds a PhD in biodiversity management with a focus on elephant conservation. Dr Kiiru’s expertise in policy analysis, research, environmental advocacy, and organizational leadership has been instrumental in spearheading impactful conservation projects. She currently serves as the executive director at Mpala Research Centre and was formerly a trustee of the Kenya Wildlife Service and an Honorary Warden, her passion for conservation continues to inspire and educate young learners on environmental stewardship.

Dr Winnie Kiiru

Founder | Director

Dr. Winnie Kiiru, with over 25 years of experience in...

Collins Busuru

Position: CEO
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Mr. Collins Busuru, a dedicated wildlife biologist, is deeply committed to empowering youth in conservation endeavours. At CHD, he spearheads strategic planning and vision-setting, ensuring alignment with our mission and values. Collins excels in cultivating strategic partnerships with stakeholders to advance our conservation goals. His exemplary leadership and unwavering dedication propel our mission forward, leaving a lasting impact in the Amboseli ecosystem and beyond.

Collins Busuru

CEO

Mr. Collins Busuru, a dedicated wildlife biologist, is deeply committed...

Grace Jemutai

Position: Head of Mentorship and Research Center Manager.
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Grace Jemutai is a natural connector with a strong commitment to community engagement. She leads our girl empowerment camps during school holidays with strategic oversight, fostering meaningful connections with participants. Grace’s seamless integration within our community makes her an invaluable community liaison. Additionally, she demonstrates exceptional professionalism, organizational skills, and unwavering dedication to our mission by overseeing the day-to-day operations of our research camp.

Grace Jemutai

Head of Mentorship and Research Center Manager.

Grace Jemutai is a natural connector with a strong commitment...

Simon Mburu

Position: Storyteller | Communication Associate
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Simon Mburu is a passionate storyteller and communication enthusiast with a background in corporate communication. Within our conservation organization, he leads communication strategies that engage stakeholders and inspire action for environmental stewardship. Through his innovative storytelling techniques, Simon fosters appreciation for conservation efforts and connects people with nature.

Simon Mburu

Storyteller | Communication Associate

Simon Mburu is a passionate storyteller and communication enthusiast with...

Kelvin Otwori

Position: Conservation Education Officer
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Kelvin Otwori is a dedicated wildlife ecologist with a fervent commitment to biodiversity conservation and nature restoration. He heads all initiatives within the conservation education department, leveraging his expertise and passion to drive our efforts in educating and engaging the community in sustainable practices and wildlife preservation.

Kelvin Otwori

Conservation Education Officer

Kelvin Otwori is a dedicated wildlife ecologist with a fervent...

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