Edward Ndiritu Honoured with Wildlife Ranger Award | Northern Rangelands Trust

Edward Ndiritu Honoured with Wildlife Ranger Award | Northern Rangelands Trust.

Edward Ndiritu

Edward Ndiritu

The Northern Rangelands Trust was established in 2004.

WhatisNRT

 

Its mission is to develop resilient community conservancies which transform people’s lives, secure peace and conserve natural resources.

PLUS, More NRT news:

On Sunday 26th July, NRT Chief Programmes Officer Tom Lalampaa opened the discussion on wildlife trafficking in a Civil Society meeting with US President Barack Obama in Nairobi. President Obama arrived in Kenya on Friday 24th July for a busy weekend that included the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

Tom stated that “Getting conservation to drive peace and conflict resolution in northern Kenya… has been possible by the support of the US Government through USAID” and urged President Obama to help crush the demand for ivory internationally. USAID are one of NRT’s biggest supporters.

Tom must be the only Samburu to have met and addressed HRH The Duke of Cambridge and US President Barack Obama in the space of a few months! Tom was in London in May to celebrate the Tusk Trust’s 25th anniversary, of which the Duke of Cambridge is a patron.

Tom Lalampaa and Prince William at Windsor Castle

Tom Lalampaa and Prince William at Windsor Castle

Tom is a Samburu from the West Gate Community Conservancy. While he could have followed in the pastoralist footsteps of his family and neighbours, it was with the support of his entire community that he completed his schooling and went on to receive a BA in social work and an MBA in strategic management at the University of Nairobi. Tom has ten years’ management experience gained from working with community-based organizations in Kenya and brings invaluable experience and skills to the Trust with his background in community development, conservancy management and fundraising. He was appointed as Community Development Assistant for NRT in April 2006, and since then has won the trust and respect of countless members of the diverse communities he works with. In September 2013, Tom was awarded the Tusk Conservation Award by the Duke of Cambridge at a ceremony in London, which recognised his outstanding contribution to northern Kenya’s communities and wildlife. Clive Stockil won the Prince William Award for a Lifetime of dedication to Conservation at the same time.

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