Staff

Beatrice Kyasimiire
Projects Manager
BEATRICE KYASIIMIRE serves as Project Manager at WCS
Beinomugisha Benedict
Logistics and Administration Officer
Beinomugisha Benedict serves as Logistics and Administration Officer at WCS.
Ben Kirunda
Botanical Officer
Ben is a Botanist for the WCS-Uganda Country program
Caroline Twahebwa
Lion Project Officer
Caroline Twahebwa serves as Lion Project Officer at WCS.
Geoffrey Mwedde
Chief of Party, USAID Uganda CWC Activity
Geoffrey manages WCS Uganda's projects in Western Uganda and has been involved in the transboundary collaboration between Uganda and DRC in the past.
Grace Nangendo
Landscape Ecologist & Technology Services Director
Grace manages the GIS lab in Uganda and manages projects involving remote sensing, species and scenario modeling and training in GIS methods.
Hamlet Mugabe
Ornithologist Officer
Hamlet Mugabe has been leading WCS's surveys of birds throughout the Albertine Rift.
Isaac Kirya
Coordinator, IWT/CWT
Isaac Kirya serves as Coordinator, IWT/CWT at WCS.
John Begumana
National Carbon Expert
John Begumana serves as National Carbon Expert for Uganda at WCS.
Jonathan Palmer
Director Global ICT
Jonathan Palmer is the Director of Global Information Communication Technology (ICT) for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Jonathan has a strong professional interest in strategically aligning technology with business objectives. His outstanding technical and analytical skills have enabled Jonathan to deliver a range of solutions for WCS, ranging from a framework for enabling web based data sharing through to a suite of desktop tools for improving data collection at WCS’s offices around the globe. Specific projects completed for WCS include the developing online collaboration and mapping tools for the GAINS project, covering Avian Influenza, and the NetHope ICT Database, engaging 30 international NGO’s in sharing strategic ICT information. Jonathan has extensive experience covering private, governmental and non-governmental sectors in both the North and the South. This, together with degrees in Mathematics (BSc, Nottingham, UK), Applied Social Sciences (MSc, Oxford) and Geographic Information Systems (MSc, London), provide Jonathan with a foundation spanning both the technical and human side of ICT. Prior to joining WCS, Jonathan worked as a Strategic ICT Advisor to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism in Tanzania and as the software development manager for one of Europe’s leading Service Management software houses. Jonathan’s project management skills have delivered solutions as diverse as the Swedish national poison system through to Tanzania's leading implementation of a curriculum management system. Throughout his career is has developed a range of interagency collaboration and data sharing systems. Jonathan has been instrumental in the development of a range of strategic plans such as those covering WCS’s Global ICT Services, ICT services for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism in Tanzania, and Connectivity Services for NetHope, covering 24 leading global non-governmental organizations, Jonathan’s strategic focus has always been grounded in developing organizational capacity, whether setting up new ICT departments in Tanzania, or developing WCS’s global ICT capacity through blending policy development, team building, outsourcing and infrastructure development. Jonathan’s ability to build organization capacity is further supported by the strong networking skills that have been pivotal in leveraging WCS’s engagement in non-profit collaborations such as NetHope and Lingos. Jonathan’s personal goal is to take a leading role in the enabling technology to support the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, with a specific focus on environmental and conservation issues.

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