The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for providing leadership and oversight in the implementation of AET’s strategic plan and ensuring the organization is making progress towards achieving its goals. He also working with the board of trustees and the management team to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. Jacksom Mwato has extensive experience working with local communities NGOs, fundraising, Environmental management, human resource management, and institutional development. He holds a BSC in Wildlife Management (Moi University) and MA in Environmental Planning and Management (University of Nairobi).
The Partnership Coordinators office main focus is on collaborative work of AET with the Group Ranches, Government bodies and non-state actors such as community groups, NGOs and private sector entities.
A central role of the position is to develop working relationship to ensure smooth coordination of complimentary roles of the partners in projects; and to liaise with other staff members to strategically manage and to ensure delivery of projects for sustainable development of the Amboseli ecosystem communities and their livelihoods.
He has great wealth of experience in natural resource conservation and management which is of utmost importance to AET in executing its programs. The position key roles are to spearhead the development of conservancies in the ecosystem in terms of streamlining management structures, registration of conservancies with relevant legal entities, coordinating infrastructural development within conservancies in line with AET strategic objective of improving community livelihoods through realization of benefits from tourism related activities. Kaaka holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Diploma in wildlife management and conservation.
The office of the administrator supports AET in coordinating the day to day running of the office which includes; book keeping, organizing and scheduling meetings, disseminating information to the staff and the larger stakeholder network. Susan is a certified public accountant and holds CPA K.
The Amboseli Ecosystem Trust brings together the communities and organizations of Amboseli to develop land use practices that improve the livelihoods and wellbeing of communities through the coexistence of people and wildlife. This is to keep the Amboseli Ecosystem rangelands open, diverse and healthy for the benefit of people and wildlife.