What would you like to search for?

Dr. Lawrence Mbwambo - Conservation Manager

Lawrence has a Diploma in Leadership Essentials IMD Online Programs. Holds a PhD in Forestry from Sokoine University of Agriculture with focus on impact of decentralised forest management on forest resources and livelihoods in North Eastern and Central Tanzania. Lawrence has a Master’s of Science and BSc Honours degree in Nature Conservation from Stellenbosch University, South Africa and BSc Forestry from Sokoine University of Agriculture. He has worked with Tanzania Forest Research Institute as Senior Research Officer for over 20 years and as Acting Director General for over 10 years with vast experience in leading teams. Lawrence is now working with WWF Tanzania Office as Forest Program Coordinator cum Policy Advisor.  Currently he is working as WWF Tanzania Interim Conservation Manager. He is a member of WWF International Forest Practice Leadership Team. Professional focus and expertise is on community based forest management, youth engagement in forest landscape restoration (Foresters for the Future) policy advocacy, landscapes ecology, forest landscape restoration, people-forest interactions, forest utilisation and product development, forestland tenure, policy research and legal frameworks review, agro-forestry systems and technologies, forest livelihoods and social impact assessment. Lawrence has been instrumental in providing leadership and developing the new Water Towers Landscape strategy and developing new projects. He has vast experience in project development and management and has played great role in developing new projects including GEF7 and other Forest Landscape Restoration Projects with WWF National Offices such as WWF UK, WWF Switzerland, WWF Finland, WWF Germany and WWF Denmark. Lawrence worked and provided leadership thought on policy advocacy under the ended DCP project. Supported the development of different communication materials published in Kiswahili and English for the SAGCOT future development.