10th – 15th October 2022
South Africa

Endorsed by:

Dr Jacqueline Uku

DR. JACQUELINE UKU

President, WIOMSA and Senior Research Scientist, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute

Biography

Dr. Uku Jacqueline is a seagrass scientist and conservation leader with over 20 years’ experience in the field. She is based at the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Mombasa. She has been a mentor under the African Women Agricultural Research and Development Programme (AWARD). She has served as a technical member of the National Blue Economy Technical Committee and is the Co-chair of the Editorial Board of the 2nd Edition of the Global Ocean Science Report. Jacqueline is also the recipient of the 2019 NK Panniker Award for capacity building from the IOC-UNESCO General Assembly. She is the President of the WIOMSA and she also serves on the Executive Committee of the Scientific Committee for Oceanic Research (SCOR). She is currently focusing on the assessment of seagrass blue carbon and restoration as a source of benefits to communities. She also continues to support the enhancement of awareness of ocean issues through engagement in ocean literacy activities.

 You may find more about her personal journey by following this link https://www.wiomsa.org/publications/wiomsa-magazine-issue-no-9-december-2019/

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WIOMSA: 30 years of Ocean Science and the Future

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