• The EPI Foundation

Watch the EPIF's Special Event on Africa’s Human-Wildlife Crisis




On the 21st of September 2021, the EPI Foundation hosted a short film on the urgent situation in the Babile Elephant Sanctuary, Ethiopia, followed by a discussion with African leaders on human-elephant conflict.

After the film, our discussion included VIP guests and experts from across Africa.

In English, with simultaneous translation in French and Portuguese.



Moderated by Dr Winnie Kiiru, EPI Foundation Director of Government Relations

Guests of Honour and Keynote Speakers: H.E Margaret Kenyatta, First Lady of Kenya, H.E Ian Khama, Former President of Botswana, H.E Hailemariam Desalegn, Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, H.E Mahamat Ahmat Lazina, Minister of Environment Chad, Paula Coelho, Secretary of State for the Environment, Angola, Elizabeth Mrema, Executive Secretary for UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity.


Introduced by John Scanlon AO, with Greta Iori from the EPI Foundation.


We hope you enjoy watching an important debate on one of the most urgent conservation issues in Africa today.


The EPI is an African-led response to the elephant crisis, which aims to secure the harmonious coexistence of people and elephants. Click here to find out more about the EPI. For further information please contact the EPI’s Director of Communications, Barnaby Phillips: bphillips@elephantprotectioninitiative.org

Filmmaker and Photo Credit: Antoine Lindley and Abel First-Quao