Staff

Grace Nangendo
Director of Conservation Planning and Research
Dr. Grace Nangendo, Director Conservation Planning and Research at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Uganda. Dr. Nangendo brings in a wealth of applied conservation expertise, and spatial science and research knowledge. Dr. Grace Nangendo is a landscape ecologist with over 25 years of carrying out ecology assessments and experience in Geographic Information Systems & Remote Sensing assessment. She also has experience in Project/Environmental Impact Assessment, Land Use Planning, Conflict Analysis, project planning and management. In addition to carrying out work at WCS, she supports Government of Uganda’s natural resources assessment activities. She has worked with Government institutions to develop several Acts and Policies, and key documents to guide natural resource management and monitoring, especially in the oil and gas sector. She sits on various national committees that guide natural resource assessment and environment monitoring in Uganda. Dr Nangendo holds a PhD in Forest Ecology and Management and MSc in Geo-information Science in Forestry. In addition to currying out GIS and remote sensing work in Uganda, she has supported teams carrying out more technically demanding work in WCS Rwanda and DRC offices. Dr. Nangendo's work is published in research articles, reports, and she acted as Coordination Lead Author of the IPBES assessment on Land Degradation and Restoration.
Geoffrey Mwedde
Geoffrey Mwedde Serves as the Chief of Party (CoP) for the USAID/Combating Wildlife Traffic activity implemented by WCS Uganda.

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