Edwin is a conservation practitioner with over 15 years of experience. He spent many years working with governments, civil society, local communities, and the private sector at national, regional and continental levels in sub-Saharan Africa. He has led teams in conservation strategy formulation and execution.
Edwin has supported and facilitated management, business and tourism planning for some of Africa's iconic protected areas and landscapes. As Director of Global Leadership, Edwin works on the nexus of government relations and strategic partnerships in Washington DC, engaging the U.S. and Canadian governments, NGOs, multilateral institutions, including U.N. agencies, the World Bank Group and Global Environment Facility, to influence sound conservation policies and encourage development financing that supports conservation in Africa.
Edwin joined AWF in 2013 as part of the Conservation Leadership Management Program. He holds an MBA from African Leadership University, a Master of Philosophy in Ecology and Conservation, and a Bachelor's Honors Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Zimbabwe.