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Blandina Lugendo

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Lecturer, University of Dar es Salaam, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Technology
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Trained at BSc level as a general marine ecologist. At MSc level specialized as a seagrass ecologist, and at PhD level as a mangrove and fish ecologist.

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Anthony Sifuna Wawire

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Lecturer, Masinde Muliro University

Dr. Sifuna is a holder of PhD in Biomedical Science and Technology from Maseno University, Kenya. He is a lecturer of Biochemistry at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology; School of Medicine. My areas of research and consultancy include: -

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Dinis Juizo

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Associate Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources Management

Senior Expert for Operational Hydrology and Water Allocation Training holding a Doctorate degree in Civil Engineering (2008), a Master degree in Engineering Hydrology (1998) as well as a Honours diploma in Civil Engineering (1995) with more than 20 years of professional experience in national/international, partly IFI-funded projects in the water sector in Mozambique and in many SADC countries for lecturing (university level) and training (project

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James G. Kairo

Current job title: 
Chief Scientist

I am a marine ecologist with bias towards conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable utilisation of mangrove resources. I have developed expertise in the field of ecological mangroves restoration, carbon financing, integrated coastal area management, climate change mitigation/adaptations, and integrated management of mangrove areas.

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Gildas Georges Boleslas

Since his doctoral research between 2012 and 2016, Gildas has been working on coral farming and coral bio-ecology within the Polyaquaculture Research Unit (PRU) of the Fishery and Marine Science Institute of the University of Toliara, Madagascar.

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Valentine Ochonda

Current job title: 
Programme Manager - WIOMSA

I am an environmental planner with knowledge of planning and executing coastal spaces for sustainability. I have a special interest in climate change and coastal cities especially sea level rise and its impacts, coastal systems design and coastal spatial planning.

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Solonirinantenaina Heliarivonjy Rakotondramano

Current job title: 
Head of Mining Identity and Exploitation of Geo-Scientific Data
  • Head of Department at the Ministry in charges of Mines and Strategic Resources, Madagascar since 2013
  • Representative of Madagascar team in the JOGMEC/SADC Remote Sensing Competition in 2018, 3rd place, Lobatse-Botswana
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Nirinarisoa Lantoasinoro Ranivoarivelo (PhD)

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Teacher - University of Toliara - Madagascar
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I am a Researcher - Teacher at the Institute of Fisheries and Marine Sciences at the University of Toliara Madagascar for 11 years and since I teach and I do my research especially on mangroves and seagrass.

Gerard Ian Charlette

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Environment and Social Engagement Consultant
  • Widespread experience with numerous Environmental Impact Assessments and Feasibility Studies for a wide range of infrastructure projects over a period of 24 years and production of Management Plans
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Sustainable Catchment Management through Enhanced Environmental Flow Assessment and Implementation for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities in Tanzania

Water is essential to all kinds of human development and livelihood support systems including ecosystems management, sustaining both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. However, water resources are now under pressure due to increased competing demands and global warming, which have led to complex water management challenges.