Personal Profile

I am a Leader and manager who is enthusiastic and dedicated to; animal welfare, biodiversity conservation, environmental education and sustainable development. 

Experience and Achievements

Executive Director                                                                                    

Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust, (CSWCT), February 2005 to date

·         I received a National Golden Jubilee Award from His Excellency the President of the Republic of Uganda for my contributions to Uganda’s Economic Development through Wildlife Management, Tourism Development and Marketing, on 8th March, 2014 and recognition from USAID, African Wildlife Foundation and Uganda Wildlife Authority for my conservation leadership that is an inspiration to women in Uganda.

·         I have promoted  CSWCT to the benefits of receiving 3 national and 9 international accolades, with Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary rated as the model sanctuary in Africa and received an  Innovative finalist prize from Yale University for the Payment for Ecosystem Services project.

·         I spearheaded the continuous development and review of the mission, objectives and policies designed to achieve sustainability and viability of CSWCT.

·          I promoted the understanding of the vision and mission of CSWCT among partners and stakeholders to which, CSWCT is rated as a leading institution on chimpanzee conservation in the country

·         I developed and implemented various policies, plans and programs; 2 strategic plans, 4 business plans  and 4 national programs

·         I mobilised and procured internally and externally the resources necessary for the implementation of CSWCT plans and programs, with an average of $1million a year

·         I have provided efficient leadership through the formulation and implementation of strategic and management plans

·         I ensured sound management and fiscal control with no qualified audit reports for the last 11 years

 

 

 

Tourism Development and Marketing Services Manager           

Uganda Wildlife Authority, Kampala, UGANDA, December 1996 to January 2005                                 

·         I developed tourism products in the protected areas in Uganda (primate tracking, bird watching, butterfly watching, mountaineering, cultural and community tourism)

·          I took the lead in marketing and promotions of the wildlife resources both nationally and internationally.

·         I undertook Wildlife management responsibilities- I worked with the conservation area managers to implement community conservation program, including the implementation of revenue sharing for the communities neighbouring the protected areas, research and development of management plans for the various conservation areas under Uganda Wildlife Authority.

·         I provided trainings to build capacity of staff and  management – trained and managed the staff of the Tourism and Business Directorate   

Tour Manager                                                                                            

Delmira Tours and Travel, Kampala, UGANDA, May to November 1996

Business and Conference Management Staff                                

World Travel Centre, Vienna Airport, AUSTRIA, September to November 1995

·         Managed business meetings and conferences

Education/ Trainings

Board Competence

Certificate, College of Applied Sciences, Oslo and Akershus University, Norway                   December 2014

Communications for Policy Influencing                                                                                                                                                                       April 2012

Clinic, Rome, ITALY

Payment for Ecosystem Services                                                                                                                                                                                  2011

Clinic, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania                                                         

Master’s in Business Administration                                                                                                                                                                             2003                

Masters Degree, Eastern & Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI), Tanzania and Maastricht School of Management, THE NETHERLANDS

Tourism Management                                                                                                                                                                                                  2000

Certificate, Sustainable Tourism Development in Protected Areas System, SOUTH AFRICA

Strategic Marketing for Tourism Development                                                                                                                                                             1998

International Tourism Management                                                                                                                                                                             1996

Post Graduate Diploma, International Institute of Tourism and Management, AUSTRIA

BA (Hon) Upper Division                                                                                                                                                                                               1993

Degree, Makerere University Kampala, UGANDA

Key Competences

·         Primate captive care management

·         Wildlife Management

·         Environmental education

·         General management and specific environmental projects management

·         Sustainable Development and community development

·         Strategic planning

·         Board competence and Corporate Governance

·         Fundraising

·         Tourism Development and Marketing

Publications

www.pubget.com/paper/21698223

www.pubget.com/paper/21231860

Published by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Guelph, Canada and the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

www.ifaw.net/Publications

Board Memberships

Board of Director

Uganda Tourism Board                                                                                    2013 to date

Board Steering Committee Member                                                                2008 to 2013

Pan African Sanctuary Alliance, Oregan, USA

Board of Director                                                                                              2006 to 2012

Uganda Conservation Foundation, Kampala, UGANDA

Other memberships:                                                                                       

·         International Primatological Society

·         Nature Uganda

·         Wildlife Club of Uganda

·         Rotary Club of Entebbe

·         Mariner

·         Corporate Governance of Uganda

 

 

 

Referees:

 

James Musinguzi,
Executive Director, CEO,
Uganda Wildlife Education Centre,
P.O. Box 369, Entebbe,Uganda,
Email: jmusinguzi@uwec.ug

Web site: www.uweczoo.org

 

Gregg Tully
Executive Director
Pan African Sanctuary Alliance

Email: gregg@pasaprimates.org

            Web site: pasaprimates.org

 

 

 

I confirm this is true records as of 1st May, 2016

 

Lilly Ajarova