Meet The Staff

staff values

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team” - Phil Jackson

Our incredible staff are the foundation upon which our success depends, and we are up to the challenge! The staff produce the conservation science for the Upper Tana-Nairobi watershed through years of education and experience and by working closely with partners both upstream and downstream.

They also work closely with our supporters to ensure that the critical funds needed are available to restore and strengthen a watershed on which millions of people depend.

Anthony Kariuki

Based in the UTNWF Trust Nairobi office, Anthony provides overall management of conservation programs, ensures achievements of planned results, provides technical advice and sound administration of project financing to partners and collaborators.

He has over 25 of years’ experience in conservation, rural development and capacity building working with diverse stakeholders in governments, civil society, development partners, research, academia, and rural communities.

Edinah Omwoyo

Edinah is responsible for maintaining, verifying, recording, and reporting on the company’s financial activity. She also oversees and ensures smooth office operations.

Edinah holds a Bachelors of Business Management from Moi University, and is also a Certified Public Accountant (K).

Emmanuel Rurema

A passionate business developer and leader with strong acumen for human capital development, operations and financial management with 21 years of experience across 5 continents.
Emmanuel is a bold visionary and pragmatic entrepreneur with a passion for water safety, security and sustainability.
He has served on the Board of Trustees as a Founder-Trustee and as Chairman.
He is currently supporting the Trust to transit into its independence by implementing best management practices and a social enterprise culture in the Trust.

George Kigamba Njugi

Based in the Sagana field office, George works in collaboration with counties, partners, agencies, communities, and volunteers to ensure improved water quality and quantity through soil and water conservation initiatives in the small-scale holder farms and forests. George has more than 21 years of experience in the community conservation industry – 7 are with the Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund Trust.

John Gathagu

Based in the Sagana field office, John works in close collaboration with communities, partners, and agencies to monitor both the socioeconomic and hydrological aspects of the Trust.

In his career, John leverages technological innovations to transform conventional data collection, processing, and sharing with stakeholders at all levels. He draws his passion from working with institutions and communities to develop a win-win approach towards water resources protection, conservation, and mitigation of climate change.

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