The Executive Director of LWF participated in a global conference organized by the Kenya Women in Nature Network (WiNN) Chapter in Nairobi from 31st July to 4th August 2023. The event brought together various groups to share experiences and knowledge on mentorship and conservation with each other. The event’s theme ‘Promoting women participation and visibility in conservation science through mentorship’ was carefully selected, as documented reports indicate that women’s involvement and leadership are fundamental to creating inclusive conservation for sustainable processes.
The WiNN connects women across the world who are working to conserve natural ecosystems and species with the aim of strengthening the role of women in conservation leadership and enhancing conservation impact. WiNN has grown over the years to a total membership of 600 across more than 20 countries with 17 WiNN Chapters, Kenya being one of them. The network holds annual global networking events which are hosted by the member countries on a rotational basis. These have been impactful and inspirational for hundreds of women who find a chance to share on matters of conservation in a less formal setup. With focus now drawn towards mentorship, these events offer room for capacity building and continual improvement in conservation leadership.