Team Biography

Samuel Gaturu

Project Specialist and Coordinator, Vital Landscapes Program, World Resources Institute

Samuel Gaturu serves as the Project Specialist and Coordinator for the Vital Landscapes Program at the World Resources Institute (WRI) where he provides overall finance, operations, and administrative support to the program in Africa. He has more than 15 years of experience in the areas of budgeting, program design, project management, resource mobilization, and grant and contract management of donor-funded program in sub-Saharan Africa. He also has significant management experience with complex long-term technical assistance, research, and other donor-funded projects, including managing the program cycle across multiple countries; ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of activities with appropriate risk mitigation strategies in place; and ensuring that program reporting and financial obligations are in line with donor requirements, overall program budgets, and work plans.

Gaturu holds an MSc in Project Management from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology and a BSc (Hons) in Wildlife Management from Moi University. His interests are in developing efficient and effective tools for managing project deliverables and timely delivery of donor-funded projects in the agriculture, conservation, and natural resource management sectors.