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Secretariat

The Secretariat oversees ABCG programming and operations, and comprises two core staff dedicated to ABCG's management and outreach.

As an integral part of ABCG’s collaborative nature, the ABCG Secretariat rotates locations among its members. The Wildlife Conservation Society currently hosts the Secretariat since September 2015 from their offices in Washington DC and Nairobi.

Rebecca Goodman

Coordinator
ABCG
Rebecca Goodman

Evelyn Namvua

Communications and
Engagement Officer

ABCG
Evelyn Namvua

Steering Committee

The ABCG Steering Committee is comprised of one representative from each member organization that together guide the ongoing development and direction of ABCG.

The Steering Committee meets at least quarterly to review progress against objectives, make funding decisions regarding Emerging Issues project applications, and explore means to broaden the dissemination and adoption of ABCG knowledge products.

Jimmiel Mandima

Director, Program Design and Partner Relations
African Wildlife Foundation
Jimmiel Mandima

Janet Edmond

Senior Director, Peace and Development Partnerships
Conservation International
Janet Edmond

Matt Morley

Associate Director, Programs and Analysis, Africa Programs
Jane Goodall Institute
Matt Morley

Kimberly Holbrook

Manager of External Affairs,
Africa Region

The Nature Conservancy
Kimberly Holbrook

Michael Painter

Sr Technical Advisor, Conservation Measures and CommunitiesMichael Painter profile headshot
Wildlife Conservation Society

Peter Veit

Director, Land and Resource
Rights Initiative

World Resources Institute
Peter Veit

Nikhil Advani

Lead Specialist, Climate, Communities and Biodiversity
World Wildlife Fund
Nikhil Advani