Kassim Juma, Project Coordinator, Mikoko Pamoja
My name is Kassim Juma, and I’m the Project Coordinator of the Mikoko Pamoja (MP) project in Gazi Bay, Kenya. I attended Kenyatta University for Coastal and Marine Resource Management, and my current focus is on mangrove restoration. My aim is to change the way people see and value mangroves, which will lead to an increased commitment to conserve and restore these amazing systems. I developed MP in 2004 to support the livelihoods of locals in Gazi Bay. I became the coordinator for the MP project thanks to my interest, knowledge, data analysis skills, and knowledge of carbon accounting, reporting, and monitoring, particularly on mangrove ecosystems.