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Research overview

The world is facing dire environmental change impacts. These include climate change, biodiversity loss, depletion of fisheries, and freshwater shortages. In that regard, this research project explores how small-scale fishers can utilise their indigenous and local knowledge to address the changing environmental conditions. The study involves critically reviewing the literature on systematic conservation planning principles that inform area-based conservation, deducing power asymmetries and hierarchies among stakeholders that interact with small-scale fishers in Kenya and Ghana, and conducting interviews. Also, it involves the deployment of a ‘novel’ approach that promotes the co-production of knowledge referred to as cultural animation.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, University of Oxford

27 Sept 20179 Dec 2018

Award Date: 27 Sept 2018

Bachelor of Science, Natural Resources Management

24 Aug 200920 Dec 2013

Award Date: 20 Dec 2013

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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