Through UAF, Hawa has raised considerable awareness on the challenges faced by rangers on the ground and provided greatly needed training and gear support to over 250 rangers across Kenya.
Aside from her active involvement on the ground, Hawa was also a notable contributor to the legislative amendments in the historic wildlife act in Kenya and was appointed Kenya wildlife service honorary warden in 2011 by the ministry of forestry and wildlife.
She is also a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow, completing her fellowship under the young African leaders initiative at the Goldman school of public policy UC Berkeley.
She was selected to participate in the National Geographic ‘Women in Conservation’ convening in 2019, among 19 other top female conservationists from around the continent.
Hawa was notably, among five handpicked wildlife conservationists who participated in a conversation with civil society hosted by President Barack Obama in 2015.