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Amina Hamza

Marine ecologist with a background in Natural Resource Management. Research interest is on marine resource sustainability assessment including designing and development of sustainable resource harvest strategies and management of the marine resources.

She has been involved in many mangrove research activities at the Kenyan Coast, most notably development of the National Mangrove Management Plan. She has also been involved in developing Project Idea Note (PIN) and Project Design Document (PDD) for Carbon offset projects for Gazi and Vanga mangrove ecosystem.

Amina is currently a PhD student at Bournemouth University, UK.

Research Network: Research Gate

KMFRI Shimoni Centre
Oceanography and Hydrography
Mangrove ecology, Community development, Cultural heritage, Climate science, Participatory forest management
Design and development of sustainable resource harvest strategies and management of the marine resources (with particular interest on Mangrove ecosystem)
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amina_j2002@yahoo.com

MSc. Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management 2013 (Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium)

BSc. Natural Resource Management 2007 (Egerton University, Kenya)

Kairo J.G., Hamza A.J., and Wanjiru C. 2018. Mikoko Pamoja: A Demonstrably Effective Community Based Blue Carbon Project in Kenya. In Windham-Myers L., Crooks S and Troxler T.G (eds.). A Blue Carbon Primer: The State of Coastal Wetland Carbon Science, Practice and Policy. CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, London, pp. 341-351

Bosire J.O., Lang’at J.K., Kirui B., Kairo J. G., Mwihaki L. M., and Hamza A. J. 2015. Mangroves of Kenya. In: Bosire J. O., Man- gora M. M., Bandeira S., Rajkaran A., Ratsimbazafy R., Appadoo C. and Kairo J. G. (eds.). Mangroves of the Western Indian Ocean: Status and Management. WIOMSA, Zanzibar Town, pp. 15-31

Bosire J.O., Lang’at J.K., Kirui B., Kairo J. G., Mwihaki L. M., and Hamza A. J. 2015. Mangroves of Kenya. In: Bosire J. O., Man- gora M. M., Bandeira S., Rajkaran A., Ratsimbazafy R., Appadoo C. and Kairo J. G. (eds.). Mangroves of the Western Indian Ocean: Status and Management. WIOMSA, Zanzibar Town, pp. 15-31

Kairo, J. G., Okello, J. A., Hamza, A. J., Mrabu, E., Githaiga, M. N. (2014). Local community guide to mangrove forests rehabilitation in Kenya. KCDP Project. KMFRI, Mombasa. 

Kairo, J. G.; Okello, J. A.; Hamza, A. J.; Mrabu, E., Githaiga, M. N. (2014). Tool Kit for Community-based Mangrove Reforestation and Management. KCDP Project. KMFRI, Mombasa. 

Hamza A. J, and JG Kairo 2011. Enhancing sustainable management of mangrove resources in Kenya through participatory approach. Final Technical Report. (KEN/SGP/OP4/RAF/08/03), Nairobi Kenya.

 

May 2019 - Competitive Research Grant: Award by BU Global Challenge Research Funds: Understanding changes in mangrove use and climate change knowledge in a coastal community in Lamu, Kenya

January 2019: Scholarship Award by Bournemouth University to undertake a PhD on Climate Change Impacts on Coastal and Marine Environment in East Africa

2018 - Competitive Research Grant: ICRI UN Environment funding to undertake a project ‘Managing mangroves for climate change regulations and other ecosystem services in Kenya”

2016 – Competitive Conservation Grant: Award by WWF- US to undertake a conservation workshop on Returning the Loss of Mangrove Forests and Other Ecosystem Services in Mombasa County, Kenya

2015 - Competitive Research Grant: MASMA Grant by WIOMSA to conduct Second Course on Mangrove Ecosystems for the Western Indian Ocean Region: Community Based Restoration, Adaptation, Management and Governance Approaches for Mangrove Ecosystems in the WIO region

2015 – 2019 Project Coordination – Blue Forest Project - Kenya.

Blue forest project - Kenya funded by Global Environmental Facility (GEF) – United Nation Environmental Programme (UNEP) led to the development of a Carbon offset project in Vanga Mangrove ecosystem, South Coast Kenya. The project is part of a global GEF project on Standardized methodologies for Carbon Accounting and Ecosystem Services Valuation of Blue Forests, being implemented in Ecuador, Mozambique, Indonesia, Madagascar, Abu Dhabi and Kenya