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To obtain a challenging position in a reputable organization in order to expand my skills and knowledge, and secure a responsible career opportunity in which I can utilize my education and skills while making a significant contribution to the company's success.
I am a marine conservationist / biologist whose passion for the ocean has been since I was young. I have been involved in tagging and releasing juvenile great whites and rescued stranded sea lions. Now, I am building a Young Ambassadors Program for individuals who are looking to create their own path for marine conservation.
I am a trained communication professional with 12+ years of progressive experience in orchestrating strategic communication plans and designing programmes to promote sustainable development & pro-conservation behaviour amongst businesses, government employees, educators, and youth. My area of expertise includes marketing communications, content development, programme design, development and execution, and event management. I am interested in catalyzing change through the implementation of innovative projects and programmes that address socio-environmental challenges and are embedded in equity and justice.
Co-Executive Director, PROGRES (Sulawesi Regional Ecological Conservation Initiative)
I am co-leading PROGRES, a Sulawesi-based NGO to initiate and empower locally-led conservation to protect threatened yet overlooked wildlife. After obtaining my MS degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida, I had worked as a conservation scientist in the Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia and chaired Tambora Muda, national-level network of Indonesian young conservationists.
Vincent is interested in collaborative conservation, protected area management, and natural resources governance with special interest in the conservation of the critically endangered cross river gorilla. He is currently the Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary (known for gorillas, chimps and drills) Project Manager where he promotes Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) mission through law enforcement and research work with support from rangers and in close contact with communities, government agencies and other stakeholders.
Prior to joining WCS in 2019, Vincent spent the last 5 years working with NGOCE Nigeria as their programing/project management Volunteer and also with Earthcorps in Seattle, USA, first as an eco-restoration crew member and later as an eco-restoration crew leader.
Vincent holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Resources Management, from the University of Calabar, Nigeria and a Master’s degree in Natural Resources Management and Climate Change from Bayero University, Nigeria. Vincent is currently undergoing a graduate course on Endangered Species Management at the Durrell Conservation Academy in Jersey, UK which is affiliated to the university of Kent.
In his free time, Vincent can be found taking a walk in nature, watching arsenal matches and spending time with family.
I am here to network and connect with people that have passion and interest in the conservation of wildlife and wild places. I also look forward to sharing and getting opportunities and learnings that will aid my growth on conservation for the benefit of wildlife and the local communities I work with