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About Marco Vinaccia
Marco Vinaccia
Marine Project Administrator
Phone: +47 948 04 222

While political science was my first love, my work experience has channelled my interests towards environmental sustainability, climate change, renewable energy, amongst others. At GRID-Arendal I mainly support the management of two projects along the Atlantic coast of Africa, that focus on building capacity around State of Marine Environment (SoME) Assessements, Ecologically and Biologically Significant marine Areas (EBSAs), and Marine Spatial Planning (MSP), as well as evaluate the services of coastal and marine ecosystems (such as seagrass) in the region.

Before joining GRID-Arendal, I worked with the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) where I helped develop the organisational engagement strategy, and raise awareness of the brand, its products and achievements. Under AGEDI’s Local National Regional Climate Change Program (LNRCCP), I managed three projects around understanding the impact of Climate Change on the Water-Energy Nexus in the Arabian Peninsula.

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the United States International University (USIU) in Nairobi, and I am currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Environmental Management with the University of London’s (UoL) School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

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