Johnson Lyimo

President and Founder of MAWO

Johnson Lyimo is Founder and President of Meru Animal Welfare Organization based in Usa River, Arusha in Tanzania. He has 10 years extensive experience working in the field of animal welfare in Tanzania.
Johnson is on the Advisory Committee for the Coalition for African Animal Welfare Organizations based in Cape Town, South Africa. He is also a Tanzanian representative for the International Organization for Animal Protection (OIPA) , an NGO affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information and the United Nations Economic and Social Council.


Dr. Dauson Katurisa

Program Manager and Veterinarian Surgeon


Irene Antony

Community and Field Officer

Irene Antony is a Veterinarian Paraprofessional who's passionate about animal welfare, public health and the One Health approach. She believes that in order improve the welfare of our animals, we need to be keen on our management and husbandry practices, as these are the major causes of animal cruelty. She advocates for animals as sentient and not just keeping them for economic gain. "In this age of various zoonotic diseases, it is of utmost importance to provide the five freedoms as well as other necessities."

Dr. Calvin Solomon Onyango

Training and Education Advisor

Dr. Onyango works in many organizations as an animal welfare champion with many years of experience serving animals, linking animal welfare to improved human welfare. He has worked in advocacy and research on both animal welfare and sustainable development, as well as given many presentations on this intersection of topics at conferences and universities. Dr. Onyango currently works in the following capacities: The OIE Animal Welfare Point for Keyna, Africa Coordinator for the WS Vets United Project, Partner Representative for WTG in animal Welfare Projects, among other roles and responsibilities in national and international organizations.


Victor Marco

Assistant Administrative Officer

Irene Gasper

Community and Field Officer

Nicholas Mushi

Dog Handler and Harness Expert


Sofia Davis-Fogel

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John Elliott

Dr. Dominica Genda.

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Francy Hall

Caitlin O'Shea

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Danielle Williams

Dr. Nancy Hoffmann


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Mailing address: P.O. Box 12677 Arusha, Tanzania
Phone Number: +255-754-039-854
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