Lucy Waruingi has been working with the African Conservation Centre (ACC) for over 20 years and was appointed Executive Director of African Conservation Centre in July 2012. ACC is a Kenyan-based NGO committed to conserving biodiversity in East Africa and beyond through the collaborative application of scientific and indigenous knowledge, improved livelihoods and good governance through development of local community-based conservation institutions.
Lucy holds a BSc in Computer Science and statistics from University of Nairobi and an MSc in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and is currently pursuing her PhD.
Lucy has had long interest in the management and interpretation of biological and environmental data for decision-making in conservation planning and informing initiatives that enhance local livelihoods in rich biodiversity areas. She is the current chair and founder member of the Society for Conservation GIS, Kenya Chapter, the Chair of the Conservation Alliance of Kenya, and is glad to bring her experience to serve on the board of A Rocha Kenya.