Frederick Kwame Kumah

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Member Supervisory Council

It is an honor and a privilege to accept the offer to serve as a supervisory council member of Wetlands International, an organization that I admire for their partner led and practical solutions to conservation.

I will be bringing to Wetlands International over 30 years of experience in leading conservation and development sector work mostly in Africa.  My wide networks on the continent, deep understanding of perspectives from the continent, expansive senior leadership and management skills will be available to Wetlands International.

Currently, I lead AWF’s engagements with government and multilateral institutions across Africa, China and Europe in close collaboration with a team of strategic partners. This involves leading a global team focused on government engagement alongside other non-state actors to devise strategies that cultivate leadership for wildlife and wildlands. My team supports African governments in international negotiations that ensure conservation is at the center of development dialogues.

In my current capacity, I have managed to engage in strategic platforms to share proposed policies and measures and influence their adoption. Bringing together key players that are shaping the continent’s development priorities is key to what I do.

I strongly believe in the power of young people, and strongly advocate for deliberate youth engagement at all levels to achieve ambitious targets. To that end, I actively work to build capacities and create platforms that will unlock the potential of young people.

I hold a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, United States of America.