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Michael Keigwin (Uganda Conservation Foundation) & Charles Tumwesigye (Uganda Wildlife Authority) will provide a fascinating and inspirational account of how Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park has experienced dramatically mixed fortunes, from international adoration to tragedy, and steadily back towards a conservation and development success story, thanks to their efforts.
Michael Keigwin is the Founding Trustee of UCF and a Director of UCU, the Ugandan operational arm of the Charity. He has a close and intimate knowledge of Uganda having spent 9 years living amongst the people whilst running his Elephant, Crops & People project which led to the formation of UCF. Michael has played a key role in enforcing ‘conservation in action’ and as Operative Trustee oversees and directs the project work in Uganda. Having worked in the UK as a Senior Consultant for Deloitte from 2009 Michael returned to live and establish a business in Uganda in November 2011.
Charles Tumwesigye was the proud winner of the 2013 National Geographic Society/Buffet Award for Leadership in African Conservation.