My name is Abraham Chege Njenga, an ecologist and wildlife officer at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and dedicated conservationist, founder and writer. I am a passionate wildlife advocate and strive to change people's perceptions of wildlife through my education work, especially school groups and fellow youths.
Joining the Y4WC forum and CITES CoP will give me an upper hand in learning new solutions that have worked in different regions and an understanding of the global perspective around the trade in endangered species. In networking with youths from around the world, I will have the opportunity to see how I can act to improve wildlife conservation policies in the future.
From the skills I shall acquire, I will empower fellow youths through my networks to become catalysts of change and encourage more to be actively engaged in nature conservation in their capacity to help improve the livelihoods of their local communities.