About Emily Caruso

Trained in biology and anthropology, I have spent 20+ years in the non-profit sector. Passionate about social and environmental justice, my focus is on the intersection between conservation and community rights and wellbeing. As the co-director of Global Diversity Foundation, I have experience in organisational strategy development, fundraising and donor relations management, HR management and recruitment, financial oversight, operations, conflict resolution and mediation, non-profit governance, communications and dissemination, and event organisation. A highly skilled partnership-builder, relationship-manager and strategic thinker, I speak four languages and currently oversee a multicultural, multilocal team of 15.

Which category below best describes the type of organisation you currently work for/or run?

Charity/Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)

Areas of expertise

Education & training Fundraising Land/Water Management Partnerships and collaboration development Project/programme management

Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?


Would you like to be added to the calendar invitation for our monthly WildHub Socials?


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Recent Comments

Feb 22, 2024
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Wonderful piece! Thank you for sharing your insights with the community @Emily Caruso; would it perhaps be useful to feature the fellows' their story on WildHub to increase their reach? If so, please let me know, I would be happy to help. 

Thank you for catalysing the sharing of Emily's lessons learned @Anne Mauro, valuable perspectives were shared. 

Thanks @Thirza Loffeld , it would be great to discuss the opportunities for getting people's stories out!

Aug 03, 2023
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Thanks for sharing Emily - very exciting opportunity. May I ask if you also have any opportunities for conservationists who need initial funding to dedicate time to set-up (eg register) their organisation?

@Fai Collins Ndi@Muthoni Njuguna@Aiita Joshua Apamaku : please share with your networks where relevant. Thank you 

Hi Thirza

Right now, we are offering this opportunity to organisations that are already someway 'there', with a constitution and a legal personality. However, your question prompts a reflection on the needs of these more emergent orga nisations, and I'd b e happy to think about how we could do that and secure the resources we may need to make that a reality!

Let's discuss...