Patricia Mupeta- Muyamwa
Patricia Mupeta-Muyamwa is a natural resource governance specialist with twenty-two years of experience in protected area management, community conservation and rural development.
She has worked for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Africa program since 2011 as the Strategy Director for African Indigenous Landscapes. This is a regional program in east and southern Africa that supports communities to gain stronger land and resource rights, builds their leadership capacity to manage landscapes and creates economic nature-based opportunities for sustainable livelihoods.
Her work also supports a network (Africa Conservation Leadership Network) of leaders from local conservation organizations in east and southern Africa. This network trains executive directors in systems leadership. Patricia obtained a doctorate degree from the University of Florida, School of Natural Resources and Environment, in 2012. Her research examined factors that lead to improved local democratic governance in community conservation programs in Botswana and Zambia.