Follow Sea Turtles in Their Search for Greener Pastures
In celebration of World Sea Turtle Day, GRID-Arendal presents a StoryMap following the sea turtles' 1,000-kilometre migration.
While political science was my first love, my work experience has channelled my interests towards environmental sustainability, climate change, and the water-food-energy nexus, amongst others.
At GRID-Arendal, I lead the Information, Sensitisation and Advocacy strategy of the ResilienSEA project. We collaborate at a regional and national level with the seven pilot countries (Mauritania to Sierra Leone) to develop communication plans and products highlighting the ecosystem services seagrass provide, targeting governments, academia, and the civil society.
I also lead the global communications for the MAMI WATA project, and collaborate closely with the three pilot countries (Benin, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana) to help their outreach around the reports they are producing for State of Marine Environment (SoME) assessments, the CBD Ecologically and Biologically Significant marine Areas (EBSAs) framework, and Marine Spatial Planning (MSP).
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, as well as its products and achievements. Under AGEDI’s Local National Regional Climate Change Program (LNRCCP), I managed three projects around understanding the impacts 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).