Simon Jennings CV

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London, UK




CURRENT JOB (since 2009)

Manager, Permitting & Environment (Bidding) Alcatel Submarine Networks (NOKIA), London, UK.

Sector: international telecoms systems (seabed fibre optic cables).



Volunteer writer/editor/reviewer: fund-raising proposals and progress reports for African wildlife conservation initiatives.





Head of Sustainability, Technical Leadership, BAA Capital Projects, Heathrow, UK.



Corporate Social Responsibility Partnership Manager United Utilities PLC (UUPLC), UK.

Economic Regulatory Compliance Manager UUPLC.

Catchment Landscape Estates Manager, Environment & Community Department, UUPLC.



Director, Sungura Ecological Consultants, Maun, Botswana.



Director, Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.



Professional Officer , Ruaha National Park, Tanzania. UK Overseas Development Administration.



Intern, United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya.

Wildlife Conservation Researcher, Tsavo National Park, Kenya.



Hanover Pensions, Throgmorton Street, London.



Researcher, Communications & Information Technology Research, London.



1992-1993. M.Sc., Environmental Technology. Imperial College, London.

1983-1986. B.Sc., Biology; First Class Honours. Imperial College, London.



English; Swahili.





Miscellaneous examples from Sungura website


2021..  Fund-raising proposals for various African wildlife conservation projects.


2021-2022 Technical Management Plan & Business Plan for community-based wildlife tourism initiative in Ngamiland, Botswana.


2004-2008 (United Utilities PLC)

         Revenue generation plan for a country park in Bolton, north-west England, UK.

         Environmental rehabilitation plan for degraded heritage site in Bolton, north-west England.

         Board Overview (writer/editor)to the United Utilities PLC 2006 regulatory review.


2003 Rufiji Delta, Tanzania. Tourism Sectoral Development planning - “Waking the Sleeping Giant”. Discussion paper. Related contribution to tourism planning workshop:


2002 Kiunga Marine National Reserve, Kenya. Various funding and development proposals:


         community-private joint ventures in tourism;

         good practice guidelines for mangrove forest management;

         sustainable fisheries management;

         gender mainstreaming conservation education;

         commercialising eco-friendly handicrafts production;

         programme concept for UNDP/GEF investment.


2002. Community-managed Game Ranch Development in Botswana. Management Plan for Phuduhudu community, Kgalagadi.


2002. Private Game Ranch Development in Botswana. Management Plan for private investor in Kalahari Boteti ranches.


2001-2002. Management & Development Plan for Makgadikgadi East (3000 sq. km.), in Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pans. To assist a community-based trust to develop tourism through Joint Venture Partnerships. Funded by Government.


1999-2001. Post-construction environmental audits at three tourist lodge sites in a commercial concession in the Okavango Delta. EIAs for airstrip and lodge developments.


2000-2001: Private Investments in Tourism – Tender proposals. Wrote successful proposals for community-based tourism in co-managed areas in the Delta and the arid lands of Ngamiland.


1999-2001 Monitoring, GIS, EMS and Environmental Impact Assessment. Articles in GIC trade press – example:


1999-2001 Tourism Business Planning. Business plans for hotel and lodge in northern Botswana.


1999 Management Plan for community-managed area NG24 Jedibe. In collaboration with the Kuru Development Trust, Shakawe (SJ authored ecological sections of this plan).


1996 Environmental Impact Assessment of the proposed Kabiranyuma Water Scheme, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda. Commissioned by CARE International.


1997: Research Priorities for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Uganda Wildlife Authority.


1997: UWA Research Guidelines and Protocol. For Uganda Wildlife Authority.          


1995: Research priorities for Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.  Uganda Wildlife Authority. 


1996/7: “Ecological monitoring for Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks, Uganda: a five year programme for implementation by ITFC”. Proposal to Government of the Netherlands (via World Bank partners) . Award: USD 750,000.


1996: Conservation-oriented applied research projects (forest dynamics; forest products; mammals, etc.) for ITFC. Proposals to Mgahinga & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Conservation Trust. Total award: USD 30,000.


1996: “Does granting local community access to protected areas reduce illegal and unsustainable use of forest resources?”. Proposal to U. S. Agency for International Development. Award: USD 7,500.


1994. Tanzania. Historical and current use of wildlife by people formerly resident in Ruaha National Park. Overseas Development Administration. Based on "oral history" surveys conducted in Swahili language in villages near the park. Considered impacts of resettlement after park formation.


1994/1995. Aerial surveys (wet and dry seasons) of large mammal distribution and abundance in Ruaha National Park and adjoining dispersal areas.


1994: Distributions of wildlife in relation to settlement: viability of meat cropping schemes in Lunda Mkwambi Game Controlled Area. Paper presented at Community Wildlife Workshop, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania, Nov. 1994.


1993: Ecological Monitoring for Community Based Wildlife Management in Kenya. M.Sc. Thesis, Imperial College.


1992: Status of Wild Dog Lycaon pictus in Tsavo East National Park. For Kenya Wildlife Service, National Museums of Kenya and IUCN.