Plenary Speakers

Plenary Speakers


“Diverse Perspectives from Successful Conservation Leaders”

Organized By Prof. Jennifer Solomon – Colorado State University


Krithi Karanth 

Executive Director, Centre for Wildlife Studies 

Bangalore, India


Musonda Mumba

Chief, Terrestrial Ecosystems Unit

Chair, Global Partnership for Forest and Landscape Restoration

UN Environment

Leela Hazzah

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Lion Guardians

Co-Founder, Pride Lion Conservation Alliance 

Alice Ruhweza 

Africa Lead, World Wild Fund for Nature

WWF International


Musimbi Kanyoro 

Board Chair

United World Colleges & Women’s Learning Partnerships



Fred Swaniker

Founder – African Leadership Academy 


The Honorable Tiyah Galgalo Ali

Founder – Foundation For Pastoralist Women

Founder – Community Radio Station (BALITI FM)



Judy Kepher-Gona

Executive Director – Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda

Michelle Bachelet (Video Message)

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 

Greg Carr (Video Message) 

Oversight Committee, Gorongosa National Park