Hadley Becha is a multidisciplinary environmentalist with over twenty years’ professional and practical experience in natural resource governance and conservation advocacy work in Kenya.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies with a focus on Rural Development obtained from York University, Ontario, Canada. He also has a Bachelor’s of Art Degree in Geography and Sociology, and Post Diploma in Education, both obtained from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He holds many post-graduate diploma certificates including, Non-Governmental Organisations management, Organisational Development, Human Resource Management, and International Environmental Law, among others.
Becha is a grassroots community mobiliser with great skills in galvanising community voices and collective action as well as building legitimate and formal civil society/community collective action institutions. At the same time, Becha engages with ease policy/decision makers at both National and County levels.
Currently, Becha is the Executive Director of Community Action for Nature Conservation (CANCO), having joined in 2010. CANCO is a civil society organisation registered in Kenya as an NGO, working in the thematic areas extractives Industry (oil, gas, and mining), marine ecosystems, and fisheries; wetlands and water resources. Previously Becha worked at the East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS) rising from project liaison officer to conservation director and executive director between 1993 and 2009.
Becha is married and has one child, an adult daughter.