The African Wildlife Foundation is an international conservation organisation headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. Founded in 1961, AWF now works across nine priority landscapes in fourteen countries in sub-Saharan Africa working closely with local partners on programmes related to sustainable land use, conservation enterprise, capacity building, applied conservation science and policy. AWF's mission is to work with the people of Africa to ensure that Africa's wildlife and wildlands endure forever. AWF's work is African led and 85% of its staff are African citizens, including its President Dr. Helen Gichohi. Former presidents of Botswana and Tanzania are on AWF's Board.