Bihini Won wa Musiti
Congo Basin Affiliate
Bihini is one of the Congo Basin Programme affiliates based in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He is a trained vet with a degree in applied environment and biology and a certificate in elephant capture and domestication from Wildlife School of India. He has over 30 years of experience in Africa with a focus on the DRC and other Congo Basin countries. His career began with protected areas management and project development before he undertook regional and international work for more than two decades with various conservation organisations, notably the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) where he held several positions including Pan-African Co-ordinator of the Sustainable Use Initiative and Director for the Central African Regional Program. He worked with German development agency GIZ as a Regional Technical Advisor and later the Regional Head of the Support Programme to the Central African Forest Commission. Bihini is one of the founding members of the Conference of the Central African Moist Forest Ecosystems (CEFDHAC), a multi-stakeholder platform to encourage Central African countries to conserve and sustainably use their forest ecosystems. He was awarded an honorary doctorate for his distinguished career in natural resources and ecosystems management in Central Africa.