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Nakedi Maputla
Senior Conservation Scientist and Planner , Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya
Conservation professional with over 15 years of experience in conservation planning, project design and management, and environmental impact assessment. I have extensive field experience covering Africa south of the Sahara. I seek short and long-term assignments globally.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
2007: Joined the African Wildlife Foundation in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, as a Field Officer studying leopard ecology in the context of large carnivore interactions and extrinsic disease effects.

2014: Transferred to Djolu, Democratic Republic of Congo, as a landscape ecologist in the Maringa-Lopori-Wamba landscape.

2016: Worked as a Partner Relations Coordinator in Pretoria, South Africa.

2019: Moved to Nairobi, Kenya as Senior Conservation Scientist and Planner facilitating landscape conservation planning throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, where AWF works, and supports field teams in conservation science, conservation area management, and species conservation projects.
Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology; the University of Pretoria, 2014
Post-Graduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice; University of Oxford, UK, 2009
Master of Science Degree in Zoology (Systematics); the University of Pretoria, 2007
Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Zoology; the University of Pretoria, 2001
Post-Graduate Diploma in Education; University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 1999
Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology and Botany; University of Limpopo, 1998
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French
    South Africa
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