Samuel Gaturu has joined WRI as a Project Specialist II under the Vital Landscapes Program. He previously served as a Programme Manager for the Soil and Land Health theme at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).

He has over 10 years’ experience in Programme Management and Co-ordination roles across multiple projects in Africa and Asia. As a Project Coordinator, Gaturu’s current responsibilities will develop and deliver impactful research, policy and implementation projects across Africa by providing financial, administrative and operational support to the team, including communications and support review work plans. He worked as a Project Officer with the Tropical Biology Association (TBA) in Kibale Forest, Uganda and as the Conservation & Research Co-ordinator in Tsavo Conservation Area (TCA) with the East Africa Ornithological Safaris Ltd.

He holds an MSc degree in Project Management from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology and a BSc (Hons) in Wildlife Ecology & Management from Moi University.

His interests are developing efficient and effective tools for managing project deliverables and timely delivery of donor-funded projects in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resource Management sectors.