Gift Lyahenga

Annekim Geerdes

Project Manager, GRI-Wildlife Veterinary Project 


Annekim is the Project Manager for GRI-Wildlife Veterinary Project. Originally from The Netherlands, Annekim has been with us since March 2016.

With the dream to work as a wildlife veterinarian Annekim moved to the area of Kruger National Park in South Africa in 2010. For three yours she worked hand in hand with wildlife veterinarians, completed her research on rabies vaccination coverage in domestic dog populations living alongside the national park and graduated with a Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine in May 2014.

Between 2014 and 2016 she explored other interests such a safari lodge management, operating an NGO, conservation education, and community veterinary outreach programs. The extensive experience she had gained from working closely with wildlife drew her back to the veterinary field with a new adventure in Zambia.