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Josphat Ngonyo

Josphat Ngonyo joined our Board of Trustees in September 2020. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW) and also co-founded Africa Network for Animal Welfare – USA. In this role, Josphat is leading ANAW’s strategy focused on ensuring that animals are treated as sentient beings both at the grassroots and policy level.

Josphat has worked extensively in wildlife conservation and animal welfare for over 20 years. Through his leadership at ANAW, he catalyzed the establishment of the National Judicial Dialogues that brings together sixteen law-enforcement agencies in Kenya.

Josphat earned his MBA from Africa Leadership University School of Business following a B.ED (Arts) degree from Moi University, and a Diploma in Management of Not-for-Profit Organizations. He then led conservation initiatives at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and later went on to lead Youth for Conservation as its Director.

As well as being a Trustee for Compassion, Josphat serves on the Board of ANAW - USA and is also an Honorary Warden, appointed by Kenya Wildlife Service due to his achievements in wildlife conservation in Kenya.