Milgis Team

Our incredibly supportive board of Trustees

Helen Douglas-Dufresne                                             Pete Ilsley                                                        Anette Krosby                         

Cecilie Malm Brundtland                                             Ina Astrup                                                        Zeke Davidson

Stella Dean

On the ground

Helen Douglas-Dufresne

Co-founder, trustee and honorary warden with Kenya Wildlife Service

 

Helen is the Boss. She has lived in the area for 30 years and knows the samburu people intimately. She has paved the way for conservation in Northern Kenya and has developed a unique conservation model

Moses Lesoloyia

Manager

 

Moses Lesoloyia is responsible for ensuring that the Trust’s activities are efficiently implemented and coordinated. He is the forefront of all community and conservation development initiatives.

Pete Isley

Co-founder and trustee

Manager of the Water Projects,

 

Pete is project manager for humanitarian and community initiatives. This includes water projects, dams and fleet management. Pete has vast experience working in remote parts of Africa and has been a key player in the establishment of the trust.

Digby Douglas-Dufresne

Sustainability Coordinator

 

Digby helps to coordinate programme implementation and run the digital structure of the trust. He works with the manager to ensure everything keeps working and is leading several new projects in the field.

Lazaro Letipo

Chief of water project maintenance

 

Lazaro Letipo is in charge of implementing and maintaining community water projects

Mary Leorto

Family planning educator 

 

Mary is the Trust's family planning educator. Her work is to travel to all the communities and implement family planning strategies. Additionally educating

Where do we work?

Core Operations

The Trust is run from Elkanto hill, which is situated at the confluence of the Seiya and Barsaloi Lugga's. The entire trust relies heavily on radio communication facilities situated at the top of the hill

The radios are manned 24 hours by our radio operators who have the extremely important job of coordinating all on the ground operations. 

ElKanto Hill

Ndoto Mountains

Milgis Scouts 

The milgis scouts form the core structure of all of our operations. In true Samburu fashion, big decisions are rarely carried out without the blessing of all of the scouts. They are not only responsible for conservation, but also act as liasons for all of our projects being carried out in their respective communities.

Unit Leaders

Lmankiyon Lepalat

Scout Leader 

Seiya Unit

Ltangi Lediakashe

Scout Leader 

Desert Unit

Daniel Lentukunye

Head of Scouts 

Lkaita Letura

Scout Leader

Ndoto Unit

Lpaatiri Lerugum

Scout Leader

Lgerei Unit

Lkiramats

In addition to our team of scouts, we have also got Lkiramats (informants), who are based in the same communities as the scouts. They are part time employees of the trust and are responsible for bringing in information that helps us with our work. They also help the scouts to mobilise communities, address issues and act as leasons between the community and the trust.