Speaker 1

Ms. Wambui Waweru

Wambui Waweru is a communication and media professional. Her primary fields are as a writer, producer, voice actor and a natural history and social justice advocate. Currently, Wambui works at Nature Environment Wildlife Filmmakers (NEWF), an organisation whose vision is that the stories of Africa that celebrate and advocate for the protection of her natural history are told by a connected network of visual storytellers organically led by indigenous African voices. Before joining NEWF’s team, Wambui was the senior communication officer at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, a community-based conservancy at the foothills of Mt. Kenya, best known for its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Concurrent to her work in conservation advocacy, Wambui is also a nature film producer and director. Some of her work has showcased at the African Protected Areas Congress, the Jackson Wild Summit, Nature Through her Eyes Festival and selected for a Jackson Wild/CITES World Wildlife Day-2023 Film Showcase. Prior to her engagement in conservation communication and advocacy, Wambui was a career journalist, with over 10 years writing for various publications in East Africa. Wambui’s personal mission is to advocate for a world where the principles of social, ecological, cultural, and economic sustainability and equity, are the driving force of daily collective practice.