Staff

Simon Takozekibi Nampindo
Country Director WCS Uganda
Simon Takozekibi Nampindo is WCS Uganda Program Country Director since 2015. Simon has 25 years of conservation work experience. Simon holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences obtained from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. Simon conducted his post-doctoral research at the Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina in collaboration with the National Centre for Atmospheric Research, Colorado. Simon’s interests are climate change, ecosystem accounting and conservation financing, spatial conservation planning and connectivity. Simon collaborates with various academic and research institutions namely Makerere University, University of Oxford, University of Queensland, University of Virginia, IIASA, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Institute of Forestry Conservation (ITFC), Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC). Simon serves as an academic supervisor and external examiner for graduate students at these universities. Simon serves on various scientific committees, and a boarder member of conservation institutions, Chairs the National Coordination Group for Key Biodiversity Areas in Uganda. Simon is very passionate about wildlife conservation and advancing scientific knowledge.
Caroline Twahebwa
Lion Project Officer
Caroline Twahebwa serves as Lion Project Officer at WCS.
Joshua Joash Mabonga
Carnivore Research Officer
Joshua is a Research Coordinator with the Wildlife Conservation Society. He works in Murchison Falls National Park implementing conservation initiatives in Uganda’s protected areas. Joshua has nine years of experience in conducting research and environmental monitoring. He previously worked at Total E&P and Uganda Wildlife Authority to reduce and manage threats to wildlife and ecosystems.

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