IGCP Governance Board

Board of Directors and Focal Points
  • Mark Rose, CEO of Fauna & Flora International (Board Chair)
  • Dr. Carlos Drews, Director of WWF´s Global Species Programme (Board Member)
  • Dr. Chloe Hodgkinson, Programme Manager for Fauna & Flora International’s Conservation Capacity and Leadership Programme (IGCP Focal Point in Fauna & Flora International)
  • David Greer, African Great Apes Programme Coordinator for the WWF International Global Species Programme (IGCP Focal Point in WWF)

 

 

Anna Behm Masozera

Director

Anna has been with the International Gorilla Conservation Programme since 2010, and became the Director of the coalition programme in July 2013. She is originally from the United States and trained in forestry and public communication, and now leads an accomplished team of conservationists in their work to conserve the critically-endangered mountain gorillas alongside partner organizations and institutions.

Wellard Makambo

Programme Manager

A multinational traveler who often appears at all IGCP offices in the space of a week, Wellard was born in Burundi and raised in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a major in Business Administration from Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. He leads monitoring and evaluation of the Programme along with planning and reporting.

Altor Musema

DRC Country Coordinator

Though coming from an academic background, Altor has embraced the conservation field work with enthusiasm. He coordinates IGCP’s strategic engagement with government and civil society partners to support the conservation of mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park, and with outreach to Kahuzi-Biega National Park in support of the conservation of the population of Grauer’s gorillas.

Stephen Asuma

Uganda Country Coordinator

Stephen couples his many years as a park manager with his many years in IGCP, having joined the Programme in 1999. He coordinates IGCP’s strategic engagement with government and civil society partners to support the conservation of the mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area in Uganda.

Benjamin Mugabukomeye

Rwanda Country Coordinator

Benjamin joined IGCP in 2010 after a comprehensive career with the Rwanda Development Board. He knows the day-to-day rigor necessary to protect mountain gorillas and to work with communities that depend on and work with the park. He began his work in conservation as a gorilla tracker and tourist guide in Volcanoes National Park and most recently as Warden in charge of Law Enforcement for Volcanoes NP. He now works with the park and community around gorilla parks to preserve the integrity of the park while contributing to the livelihood of the people.

Charles Kayijamahe

Field Officer

Charles joined IGCP in 2012 upon completion of his undergraduate degree and provides support to the gorilla parks in monitoring of the gorillas and the habitat through ranger-based monitoring.

Celestin Niyonteze

Finance and Administration Manager

Celestin joined IGCP in 2009 and is currently the Finance and Administration Manager for the regional Programme, coordinating the day-to-day and strategic financial management of the Programme. Before joining IGCP, Celestin worked in a financial management capacity for both Food for the Hungry International as well as World Vision.

Rosy Kabeya

Finance and Administration Officer, DRC

Rosy has been with IGCP since 2000 and is based in Goma, DRC. She handles the day-to-day financial management and logistics for IGCP’s Goma-based operations.

Emmanuel Ntivuguruzwa

Finance and Administration Officer, Rwanda

Emmanuel joined IGCP in 2012 and handles the day-to-day financial management of both the Kigali and Musanze offices in Rwanda.

Richard Chota

Finance and Administration Officer, Uganda

Richard joined IGCP in 2010 and is based in the Kabale office. He is a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants and also a Certified Public Accountant in Uganda. Prior to working with IGCP, he was at a public auditing firm and is originally from Moyo District.

Jerome Baguma

Driver, DRC

Jerome has been the driver for the IGCP Goma office since 2003. He easily maneuvers our vehicles through the challenges of rural roads in DRC and allows us access to all areas of the Mikeno Sector of Virunga National Park.

Diogene Kamezusenge

Driver, Rwanda

Diogene is the driver for the IGCP Musanze office. He knows how to navigate the bumpy volcanic roads around Volcanoes National Park. He has been working with IGCP since 2007.

Wilbur Kaiire

Driver, Uganda

Wilbur is the general logistician and driver for the IGCP Kabale office. He has been with IGCP since 1996 and makes things run smoothly both in the office and in the field. Wilbur is originally from eastern Uganda.

Solange Masika Saasita

Office Assistant, DRC

Solange joined IGCP in 2012 and assists IGCP Goma staff in keeping the office clean and running smoothly.

Jeannette Murangamirwa

Office Assistant, Kigali

Jeannette has been with IGCP since 2008 and helps keep the IGCP Regional Office in Kigali running smoothly.

Andre Nzasebera

Office Assistant, Musanze

Andre is the long-time caretaker of the IGCP office in Musanze.

Emily Tumubweine

Office Assistant, Kabale

Emily has been taking care of the IGCP Kabale office since 1998. A native of Kabale, she keeps the office running well and always stocked with fresh tea and coffee.