OPEN Fellow – Daniel Abowe


MSc in Conservation and Natural Resource Management at Kyambogo University, Kampala – Uganda (Candidate) Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons) degree from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda Certificates in environmental training, climate change and natural resource management, social accountability, GIS, and project planning and management. Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) – studied Biology, Agriculture, Geography and Economics Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE)

Interests & Passions

Nature conservation and environmental sustainability Biodiversity and climate change nexus Environment and Development nexus Livelihood improvement


Research Officer, Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment, Environment and Natural Resource Governance Program. Support implementation of the Oil Governance and Environmental Sustainability in Uganda (OGESU) project, and providing leadership for the implementation of the Oil for Development project in partnership with WWF Uganda. Environment and Biodiversity Field Officer, Total Energies. Ensuring that field operations comply with the national and international environmental laws and regulations. REDD+ Project Officer, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Uganda. Coordinated conserving biodiversity by improving livelihoods project in greater Hoima district, Western Uganda. Responsible for piloting selected REDD+ strategic interventions among natural Private Forest Owners (PFOs), conducting socio-economic and biodiversity surveys in the Murchison-Semliki landscape. Programs Coordinator, Voluntary Initiative Support Organization (VISO) located in Northern Uganda. Environmental Trainee, WWF Uganda Country Office. Recruited and posted to an upcountry CSO partner with a component of oil and gas environmental and social issues. Field Assistant with , Jane Goodall Institute in mid western – Albertine region of Uganda. Daniel has undertaken research, several capacity building assignments, and published several articles in print media.

Why am I an OPEN fellow?

I am motivated to contribute to OPEN’s wonderful vision, learn and share my experiences with distinguished fellows and associates.

How can I help change agents?

Sharing information, doing research, open to consultation on aspects I am passionate about

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