Project: Marine and Coastal Ecosystem

Marine and Coastal Ecosystem-based Adaptation for enhanced resilience in Southern Africa

SAIIA, with the support of the UK Department of International Development (DfID) and the Southern Africa Trust, has implemented a project that seeks to support ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in Southern Africa. The objective of the project is to enhance the climate resilience of the Southern African region by strengthening the role of marine and coastal EbA in national climate responses.

Emma-Jane Fuller

Emma-Jane is currently completing her Masters in International Relations at the University of Cape Town, with a particular focus on African regionalisation for the governance of its natural resources. Having been born in South Africa and raised in Kenya and Tanzania, she has had the opportunity to witness and experience the hallmarks of both scarcity …

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Siyasanga Sauka

Siya Sauka is a climate change researcher with SAIIA’s Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme in Cape Town. Over the past nine years her work has focused on research and analysis across the climate change, natural resource management and environmental sustainability spheres in both the public and private sector. She was previously employed as an engagement …

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Alex Benkenstein

Alex Benkenstein is the Programme Head of the Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme of the South African Institute of International Affairs, which he joined in November 2010. His work in SAIIA has focused on a number of resource governance-related issues, particularly in the fields of fisheries, ocean governance and mining. Through his work with SAIIA …

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Romy Chevallier

Romy Chevallier is a senior researcher on the Governance of Africa’s Resources programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).  Ms Chevallier holds a BA Honours in Political Science from the University of Stellenbosch and a Master’s degree in International Relations (cum laude) from the University of Witwatersrand. During her time at SAIIA …

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