The Kesho Trust

Tanzanian board

Dr. Jafari Kideghesho
Director
Morogoro, Tanzania

Prof. Jafari Kideghesho currently serves as the Rector of the College of African Wildlife Management in Mweka.  Before this appointment he held a post in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism as the Deputy Director responsible for sustainable wildlife utilization.  Previously he also was an Associate Professor in the Department of Wildlife Management at Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro. His research interests continue to focus on wildlife management issues especially as they relate to community interests and tourism. He is affiliated with a number of institutions and organizations in both Tanzania and internationally. [more information]

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Symphorosa Hangi
Director
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Symphorosa Hangi is an experienced educator and administrator with extensive international development experience. She has served with international NGO’s in various program capacities in projects throughout the country. She devotes her energies to community service with a current focus on training youth. [more information]

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Victoria Mushi
Director
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Victoria Mushi was originally trained in biology and zoology in both Tanzania and the UK and applied her natural resource background in the field of education. She then brought her experience and skills to the field of international development where she worked in the bi-lateral donor community initially in the field of education and later on efforts at mainstreaming gender and environmental programming. She is recently retured from a long career with the Canadian High Commission. [more information]

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Dr. Agnes Sirima
Director
Morogoro, Tanzania

Agnes Sirima is currently the Chair of the Department of Recreation and Tourism at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania.  Her research interests focus on understanding the human dimension of parks and protected areas management, especially around issues of sustainability and tourism, community capacity building and development, and integration of traditional ecological knowledge to landscape conservation planning.  [more information]

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Bruce DownieBruce Downie
Director, Canadian Board Representative
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Bruce Downie has a broad base of expertise in the field of natural resource planning and management, and in the field of education. His experience primarily includes work in western and arctic Canada and eastern and southern Africa. Bruce is one of the founding directors of the Kesho Trust and has been responsible for the development of the Africa programs of the organization. He is a member of the IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas. [more information]