Community Outreach Program Manager
Frida Mollel joined the Grumeti Fund in 2010, following nine years of dedicated service as a Chemistry and Biology teacher at the secondary school level. Prior to her role in the Serengeti, she held prominent positions, including a three-year tenure as the Head of Training and Community Empowerment (TRACE) with the Swedish Cooperative Centre – Vi Agroforest Program in Musoma and a two-year stint as a Senior Program Officer with Cross-Cultural Solutions. In these capacities, Frida effectively spearheaded sustainable community initiatives related to biodiversity conservation and livelihood support projects.
Frida possesses a wealth of practical expertise in natural resources management, specifically in areas such as participatory forest management, wildlife management, environmental impact assessments, capacity building, community relations, and the conception and execution of environmentally friendly projects aimed at enhancing community livelihoods.
Born and raised in Arusha, often referred to as the “Geneva of Africa” due to its pleasant climate, abundant rainfall, and diverse flora and fauna, Frida was deeply inspired to pursue a career in conservation, driven by her determination to preserve her country’s natural beauty.
Frida holds a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management from Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro, Tanzania. Notably, in 2021, she achieved her MBA from the African Leadership University School of Business in Kigali, Rwanda. Her exceptional contributions to conservation earned her recognition as one of the eight distinguished Women Conservation Leaders on the African Continent, and she was granted a full scholarship to participate in the MBA program.
In the United States, the Grumeti Fund is a fiscally-sponsored project of the African Community & Conservation Foundation, Inc. (“ACCF”), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Tax-deductible donations to ACCF are granted to the Grumeti Fund to support our work.