Kenya

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Kenya's coastal and marine resources provide numerous benefits to coastal communities, including food, employment, protection from climate change, and more. However, inclusive planning. development, and management of resources is imperative to ensure that these benefits can be enjoyed by future generations of Kenyans.

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Marine and coastal ecosystems are impacted by natural and anthropogenic stressors. Discharge of domestic, industrial and agricultural wastes into marine ecosystems results in deterioration of water and sediment quality with negative impacts on ecosystem integrity, biodiversity conservation, shoreline stability, community livelihood, and revenue generation. Mtwapa Creek, an Indian Ocean inlet along the Kenya coast receives wastewater from point and non-point sources resulting in deteriorating water quality.
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Chief Scientist
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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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Lecturer, Masinde Muliro University
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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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Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) is a State Corporation established in 1979 by the Science and Technology Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya, which has since been repealed by the Science, Technology and Innovation Act No. 28 of 2013 which has recognized KMFRI as a national research institution under section 56, fourth schedule.

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EAWLS is a conservation organization that prides itself as the voice of conservation in the East African region through evidence based advocacy and engaging different key stakeholders to influence change. EAWLS was founded through a merger of the Kenya and Tanzania Wildlife Societies (both were formed in 1956) and wildlife enthusiasts from Uganda. EAWLS rich history dates back to 1956 when it made the first step as an organization. Over the years it have realised monumental achievements and made contributions towards various legislations and policies.
 
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Assistant Director, Socioeconomics and Planning at Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI)
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Dr. Ochiewo has competencies in Development studies, socioeconomic surveys, environmental economics including economic valuation of natural resources, causal chain analysis, project design and implementation, community development, governance, and natural resource policy analysis.

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Founding director of CORDIO East Africa

David Obura is a founding director of CORDIO East Africa, a knowledge organization supporting sustainability of coral reef and marine systems in the Western Indian Ocean. 

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Professor of Environmental Geochemistry in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Pwani University
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Professor of Environmental Geochemistry and administrator. He has conducted and published research on pollution of water (rivers, streams, lakes, dams, groundwater, ocean), soils and air, as well as on environmental impacts of geothermal energy resources.

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