Dr. Mark Okot is a distinguished veterinarian working at Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), an award-winning NGO that promotes biodiversity conservation by enabling people, gorillas and other wildlife to coexist through improving their health and livelihoods in and around Africa’s protected areas. Dr. Mark graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from Makerere University in 2019 and in 2023, obtained a MSc. in Public Health from the University of South Wales. He is also a Project Management Professional (PMP) licensed by the Project Management Institute, Pennsylvania, USA. Dr. Mark is passionate about One Health and has four years relevant working experience. He has been involved in a number of projects during this time and served in various capacities, for example; Project Manager and Consultant. His upcoming presentation highlights the intersection of veterinary work and public health in biodiversity conservation.