Member, Council of Reference
Stella Simiyu works with Botanic Gardens Conservation International, seconded to the secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity to support the implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. Formerly a Research Scientist with the National Museums of Kenya, she works in plant conservation, policy, capacity building and networking.
Stella has been involved in various integrated species conservation projects in Kenya and regional African training programmes in plant conservation, the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Eastern Africa Plant Specialist Group, and the Eastern Africa Network on Medicinal Plant Conservation and Sustainable Use and has served as a member of the IUCN Plant Conservation subcommittee and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility subcommittee on outreach and capacity building. The mother of three children, she is an active member of the Nairobi Chapel in Kenya and a member of the national committee of A Rocha Kenya.