The Kesho Trust


Over the years the Board of Directors has sought the advice and support of key persons who have a longstanding interest in conservation and protected areas, who are familiar with the role of civil society organizations in international development and who share our commitment to the mission of our organization. We are pleased to have such individuals available to help us in developing the direction and strength of The Kesho Trust. Our advisors are:

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Lorraine WaplingLorraine Wapling
Disability Consultant
Wiltshire, UK

Lorraine is a freelance international development consultant specializing in the area of social exclusion with a special focus on situations faced by disabled people in developing countries. She worked as a community development advisor for eight years in the East African countries of Uganda and Tanzania and as a Disability Advisor to the to the Equity and Rights Team of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).

Presently Loirraine is an independent consultant on disability and devleopment traveling extensively throughout sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and South-East Asia from her home base in the UK.  Her work supports important policy-level changes taking place both in the UK and overseas in promotion of the inclusion of marginalized groups in development.

Lorraine has participated extensively as a board member with a number of organizations including as Chair of the British Overseas Network for Development (BOND) Disability and Development working group and the Disability Rights Fund. She writes extensively on issues of disability and is currently undertaking her PhD at University College London.

Outside of work Lorraine enjoys mountain walking, bird-watching, and photography.

Lorraine is profoundly deaf.

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Previous advisors:

  • Peter Campbell, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Carol Hall, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Leslie King, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Stuart Mullholland, London, UK
  • Wayne Sawchuk, Rollo, BC  Canada
  • Art Wright, Victoria, BC, Canada