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Jared Bosire

Jared Bosire

Programme Manager, WIOSAP project, Nairobi Convention, UN Environment Programme


Dr Jared Bosire has been awarded WIOMSA Fellow membership in recognition of his leading role in the initiation of a number of research projects and making a significant contribution to promoting inter- and trans-disciplinary research in the WIO region.  He has been a referee for several journals and has won many local and international awards, such as the 2014 International Fellow of the Society of Wetland Scientists, in recognition of his global contribution to wetland research and conservation; the 2007 Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences (RAOS) Award for research into the recovery of reforested mangrove ecosystems; and the 2007 distinguished achievements in Marine Science by the KMFRI Board of Management. Dr Bosire has facilitated the development of regional guidelines and toolkits on key thematic areas, namely the Guidelines on mangrove restoration for the WIO region, Guidelines on seagrass restoration for the WIO region, Guidelines of environmental flows assessment for the WIO region, Economic valuation guidelines for coastal and marine ecosystems for the WIO region and the Climate change vulnerability assessment for mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reefs. This is in addition to facilitating the production of key regional frameworks including the Regional water quality monitoring framework, the Regional marine spatial planning strategy, the Regional indicator monitoring framework and the Regional marine litter action plan.

“Thanks very much for this award, it is much appreciated. I acknowledge WIOMSA’s recognition of the contribution of scientists and other practitioners across the region through this awards program “– Jared Bosire.