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Details of Ms Yvonne Mukami Njiru   


Gender female
Job title Marine conservation intern
Department Marine Programme
WWF - Kenya (
P. O. Box 62440 Nairobi 00200
WWF - Kenya P. O. Box 62440
Nationality Kenya
Tel +254725316655
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Degree Bachelors degree In Coastal and Marine Resource Management
Job type Data Management
Research Activities Job functions
  1. Data collation: I spearhead the marine team in data curation including of data collection, analysis, dissemination and storage. Data regimes include fish Catch Assessment Survey, sea turtle and BY-Catch Assessment and Mitigation in Western Indian Ocean Fisheries along Lamu Seascape. .
  2. Data analysis and visualisation : Currently building my expertise on the use of tableau software which enables great visualization of data, promoting interactive feedback sessions with the community and partnering stakeholders on resource status.
  3. Turtle conservation work: In collaboration with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the community I have partaken in nest verification, monitoring, translocation, sea turtle tagging and hatchling release activities in 21 beaches within Kiunga Marine Protected Area.
  4. Spear head field activities: This has involved development of concept notes and budgets, activity administration, handling logistical aspects and reporting.
  5. Promoting sustainable fisheries through promoting fisheries co-management, habitat and stock monitoring. .
  6. Livelihood diversification and climate change mitigation through establishment of Village Saving and Loan Association (VSLAs) in villages within Lamu Seascape. Formation of community groups involved in savings and loan takings which promotes creation of business enterprises curbing over-reliance on marine resources.

Research Region 71, 71
Working languages English and Swahili
  1. Collection, analysis and dissemination of data- Tableau
  2. Data management
  3. Sea turtle conservation

Group(s): IOC , GOOS , IODE , JCOMM , HAB , Tsunami , ITIC , ICAN
Created: 2016-10-09 Last Updated: 2016-10-28 by Yvonne NJIRU