Margret Mwakima Biography
Margaret Mwakima is a Kenyan Minister in the Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife-Kenya vibrant community leader born in Kenya.
Margaret Mwakima Net worth
Margaret Mwakima has an estimated net worth of $80 million.
Margaret Mwakima Education
Margaret Mwakima graduated from Kenyatta University with a degree in Bachelor of Education (Science) Degree in Botany and Zoology. She holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Science with a major in Sustainable Natural Resources Management.
Margaret Mwakima CV
Dr. Margaret W. Mwakima
Principal Secretary, State Department for Wildlife, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Government of Kenya
Dr. Margaret Wawuda Mwakima is currently the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife. She is a Sustainable Natural Resources Management professional majoring in Biodiversity Sustainability and Economic Development. A Ph.D graduate, Dr. Mwakima has written a thesis on “Determinants of the Biodiversity Conservation -Tourism Nexus in the Buffer Zone of Amboseli Biosphere Reserve, Kenya.” Dr. Mwakima also holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Science with a major in Sustainable Natural Resources Management and a Bachelor of Education (Science) Degree in Botany and Zoology all from Kenyatta University.
Previously, Dr. Mwakima served as Managing Director/CEO of Afrosayari Ltd., as well as the Vice-Chairperson of Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Board of Trustees, Board Member of Ecotourism Kenya and is currently a Member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Investments, Taita -Taveta County. She has also been a member of the Technical Committee on Tourism and Wildlife, as well as member of the Taskforce for Experts on Tourism and Hospitality Training.
Formerly, Dr. Mwakima served as a national project officer for DANIDA/SIDA funded project at the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources. She has also been a consultant with UNDP and SIDA funded projects. Dr Mwakima is a progressive researcher, publisher, resource mobilizer, a trainer and an educationist.
Professional Membership, Affiliations and Knowledge Furtherance:
In advancing her Knowledge and Professionalism on Leadership and Management in the Public Sector, Dr. Mwakima has attended various courses at the Galilee College in Israel, Durban in South Africa and Stockholm in Sweden, Kenya School of Government and KCA University.
Dr. Mwakima is a member of the Institute of Directors Kenya, Kenya Association for Public Administration and Management (KAPAM) as well as the Kenya Association of Women in Tourism (KAWT).
Dr. Mwakima keeps abreast with her other responsibilities in Sustainable Natural Management, through Development of Strategic Linkages, Networks, and Partnerships within her profession, as well as participating in Voluntary Community Development Initiatives. She has served as a member of the Task Force that developed the National Environment Policy for the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources and an Independent Investigator of Assessors Training Malpractice for the East African Community (EAC).
Dr. Mwakima is a vibrant community leader who has been involved in various activities to empower the Youth and Women, which resonates very well with the provisions of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and other voices of concern.
Dr. Mwakima is a born-again Christian, a Church Secretary and Member of the Advisory Board. She lives in Nairobi with her husband, Eng. Vald Mwakima. They are parents to two children, Eddah (twenty-five years old), who is a student at IESE University, Barcelona, Spain and David (twenty-four years old), who is a second-year student at Harvard University, USA.
Margaret Mwakima Profile
The Principal Secretary in the State Department of Natural Resources in the Ministry of Environments, Natural Resources and Regional Development Authorities, Dr. Margaret Mwakima, has lauded the role the Kenya Wildlife Service plays in the management of Kenya’s wildlife
Speaking when she led a delegation from the US and Kenyan government officials while on an extensive tour of the Mombasa Port in Kilindini, in preparation for the official visit to the Port by the visiting US Secretary of Interior, Dr.Mwakima commended the KWS and the KPA management for ensuring that, no wildlife product is allowed to pass through our Ports. The PS was accompanied by the Conservation Secretary in the Ministry Mr. Gideon Gathara, the deputy head of economic planning in the US embassy, Mr. David Drinkered and other US and Kenyan Government officials.