Virginia Wahome has been appointed Wildlife Management Programme Officer for Laikipia Wildlife Forum. In her new role, Virginia will manage the implementation of the Rumuruti and West Laikipia Fence projects through training, building community awareness, as well as help to strengthen stakeholder partnerships. Virginia’s experience in community development work dates back over 10 years and has served as Community Liaison Officer for Western Unit for a decade. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies from Mt Kenya University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Development Studies from the same university. Virginia is also the current Chairman of the Laikipia County Wildlife Conservation and Compensation Committee.