Team

Team

Meet our team of international staff who are committed to securing a healthy future for mountain gorillas

  • Staff
    Henry Mutabaazi

    Henry Mutabaazi

    Uganda Country Coordinator

    Henry joined IGCP in August 2017. Henry is a Ugandan national and holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Resource Management from University of Essex in UK, a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management, a Bachelor of science degree in Forestry, and a Diploma in Education. Henry coordinates IGCP’s strategic engagement with government, park edge communities and civil society partners to support the conservation of mountain gorillas in Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area in Uganda. Henry is passionate about enhancing people and park relations through empowering the park edge communities to participate in the conservation of mountain gorillas.

    Uganda

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    Jeannette Murangamirwa

    Jeannette Murangamirwa

    Office Assistant, Kigali

    Jeannette joined IGCP in 2008. Jeannette is a Rwandese national and a long-time caretaker of IGCP Regional Office in Kigali. Jeannette is passionate about a safe and clean work environment for all.

    Rwanda

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    Jean Jacques David Ngenzi

    Jean Jacques David Ngenzi

    Driver

    Jean Jacques David joined IGCP in 2014. Jean Jacques is a Rwandese national and a driver for the IGCP Musanze office. Jean Jacques has training in defensive driving, automotive mechanic and customer care management for drivers. Jean Jacques also has an advanced Certificate in Bio-Chemistry from Nkunduburezi/Janja College. Jean Jacques is believer and advocate for team work.

    Rwanda

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    Jérôme Baguma

    Jérôme Baguma

    Driver, DRC

    Jérôme joined IGCP in 2002. Jérôme is a Congolese national and a driver for the IGCP Goma office. Jérôme has training in general mechanics. He also holds a Certificate in automobile electricity and another in driving. Jérôme is passionate about road safety.

    DRC

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    Liliane Nakayima

    Liliane Nakayima

    Communications Officer

    Liliane joined IGCP in Sept 2020 as a communications officer. Liliane is a Rwandese national and holds a bachelor’s degree in in Mass Communication from Uganda Christian University. Liliane is in-charge of IGCP’s effective communication to both internal and external publics, keeping them updated with information on mountain gorilla conservation in the region.

    Rwanda

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    Richard Chota

    Richard Chota

    Finance and Administration Officer, Uganda

    Richard joined IGCP in 2010. Richard is a Ugandan national and holds a degree in Business Administration majoring in Accounting from Bugema Adventist University Kampala. Richard is also a Certified Public Accountant in Uganda and a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants. Richard supports the program’s financial management and Administration including accounting, budgeting preparation, financial reporting, assets management, Internal control and logistics. Richard is passionate about helping others, being creative, and learning.

    Uganda

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    Richard Shangilia Katembo

    Richard Shangilia Katembo

    Finance and Administration Officer, DRC

    Richard joined IGCP in May 2019. Richard is a Congolese national and holds a bachelor’s degree in Commercial and Financial Sciences from the Higher Institute of Commerce (ISC/Goma). Richard supports the program’s financial management and Administration, including accounting, budgeting preparation, financial reporting, assets management, Internal control, and logistics. Richard is passionate about reading and loves music too.

    DRC

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    Sarah Kigongo

    Sarah Kigongo

    Community Engagement Officer

    Sarah joined IGCP in June 2018. Sarah is a Ugandan national and holds a master’s degree in Development Studies with a specialization in Population Poverty and Social Development from the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands, and a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University. Sarah works on the Water4Virunga project and is responsible for coordinating and backstopping the W4V community engagement approach in Rwanda and Uganda. Sarah is passionate about improved WASH systems and community development.

    Uganda

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    Solange Masika Saasita

    Solange Masika Saasita

    Office Assistant, DRC

    Solange joined IGCP in 2012. Solange is a Congolese national and assists IGCP Goma staff in keeping the office clean and running smoothly. Solange loves to take care of people and see them happy.

    DRC

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The mission of the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) is to secure the future for mountain gorillas, and does so by facilitating collaboration, supporting conservation science and responsible tourism practices, and promoting effective community engagement.

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