Mangrove restoration and livelihood support through community participation in Limpopo River Estuary, Mozambique

Mangroves are important ecosystems for communities in coastal Mozambique through the various goods and services they provide including food, fuelwood, coastal protection, and temperature regulation, among others. These important ecosystems are however threatened by anthropogenic activities such as over-harvesting, coastal development and conversion of mangrove areas for urban development.

Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM)

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The Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) is the oldest and largest university in Mozambique. Located in Maputo, with student population of about 40,000 (of which around 3,300 are pursuing postgraduate courses), the UEM is a multidisciplinary institution for the training of professionals of higher education, research, extension and mastery and cultivation of human knowledge.

 

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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

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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

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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

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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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