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People

IISD-ACARE has passionate staff, consultants, and board members working around the world and across many disciplines. We are chemists and biologists, economists and engineers, researchers and reporters, all connected by our dedication to sustainable development and the health of the African Great Lakes

 

Board of Directors

ACARE is guided by a diverse Board of Directors who are knowledgeable about development in Africa, have freshwater expertise, and/or have other skills and leadership abilities to ensure that we meet our mission and goals.

Board Chair

Dr. Kevin Obiero 

Kenya Marine Fisheries Research Institute

Sagana, Kenya

East Africa

Dr. Kenneth Irvine

IHE-Delft

The Netherlands

Europe

Dr. Robert Kayanda

Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization

Jinja, Uganda

East Africa

Dr. Emmanuel Kaunda

AQUAFISH-LUANAR

Lilongwe, Malawi

Southern Africa

Dr. Matt McCandless

International Institute for Sustainable Development

 

Winnipeg, MB

Canada

Ms. Joyce Ikwaput Nyeko

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

Entebbe, Uganda

East Africa

Dr. Howard Stein

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

 

Secretariat

ACARE's staff are a passionate group of experts who facilitate the network of freshwater experts of the African Great Lakes, the partners from the global community, and programs that will achieve the mission and vision of ACARE. 

Ben Flavin

Co-founder,

Legal Councel

New York, NY

USA

Zeph Migeni

Advisory Groups Communications Facilitator

Kisumu, Kenya

East Africa

Ross Shaw

Fundraising Associate & Administrative Assistant

Ann Arbor, MI

USA

Jess Ives

Co-founder,

Director of Operations

 

Ypsilanti, MI

USA

Angela Nankabirwa

African Women in Science Coordinator

Jinja, Uganda

East Africa

Lulu Tunu Kaaya

African Women in Science

Advisor

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

East Africa

Pierre-Denis Plisnier

Monitoring Programme Coordinator

Liege, Belgium

Europe

Ted Lawrence

Co-founder,

Executive Director

 

Ypsilanti, MI

USA

Dimple Roy

IISD-ACARE Liaison and Advisor

Winnipeg, MB

Canada

Steph Smith

Strategic Advisor

Chicago, IL

USA