Experts' profiles - Dixon Waruinge
Dixon Waruinge
Dixon Gautama Waruinge, a Kenyan national, joined UNEP in December 2001 to lead the secretariat for the Nairobi and Abidjan Conventions. His main duties include: to guide the interim coordinators for the two conventions in preparation and implementation of the work plans; to backstop projects being implemented in the convention areas and establishing partnerships to support the implementation of the work programmes; and to guide inter-governmental meetings e.g. Conference of Parties Meeting, and expert meetings for the two conventions.

His professional experience also includes working at FAO as a Project Coordinator responsible for projects on integrated coastal zones management including management of Marine Protected Areas in Eastern Africa, and working as a District Warden in Lamu, Kenya where his main functions included management of two reserves.

Dixon studied Botany and Zoology in the University of Nairobi - Kenya and Tropical Coastal Management at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne - UK.

Dixon is married with three children.
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