Director of Operations Africa
Dominque Noome is passionate about building a future-proof world by raising institutional awareness and fostering action to mitigate the impact of climate change in international security. She serves as Director of Operations in Africa for Akashinga (formerly the International Anti-Poaching Foundation).
After having worked for conservation organization International Union for Conservation of Nature and Kasungu National Park in Malawi, Dominique co-founded the Ranger Campus (RC) Foundation in 2016, to address what she perceived as a flaw in the system. As the main line of defense for the world’s biodiversity, rangers often struggle to get access to adequate training as well as equipment in order to perform their job safely and effectively. By collaborating alongside country and program managers, as Director of Operations, Dominique aims to support professionalism of the ranger job and training, setting quality standards and producing impact assessments, all to ensure the best quality training possible for local ranger instructors, who can cascade the skills down to their peers
In addition to her work with rangers, Dominique is also a Functional Specialist in the Royal Netherlands Army and a member of the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change. She holds a Master of Science degree in Animal Health Management and Agricultural Business Economics from the Wageningen University & Research, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Livestock Management from Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences.