|Date Posted||May 22, 2020|
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Data Collection CBA MARPLASTICCs Kenya_May 2020, Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, Nairobi
IUCN, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, helps the
world find pragmatic solutions to the most urgent environmental and development challenges.
IUCN's work focuses on the assessment and conservation of nature, ensuring effective and
equitable governance of its use, and deploying nature-based solutions to the global challenges of
climate, food and development. IUCN supports scientific research, directs field projects around the
world, and brings together governments, NGOs, the United Nations and companies, to develop
policies, laws and best practices.
IUCN is the oldest and largest environmental organization in the world, with more than 1,400
members of governments and NGOs, and around 11,000 expert volunteers in some 160 countries.
The work of IUCN is supported by a team of more than 1,000 people in 45 offices and hundreds of
affiliates in public and private sectors and NGOs around the world.About the project
Background of MARPLASTICCS project:
In late 2017, with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida),
IUCN launched an initiative on marine plastics and coastal communities in the Western Indian
Ocean and South Asia regions. The overall goal of this three-year initiative is that governments and
regional bodies within the Eastern and Southern Africa and the Asia regions promote, enact and
enforce legislation and other effective measures that contain and reduce marine plastic pollution.
To do so, IUCN invests efforts in equipping governments, industry and society in Eastern and
Southern Africa and the Asia regions with knowledge, capacity, policy options and plans of action
to control plastic pollution. The project is being implemented in Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa,
Thailand and Viet Nam.
To understand better the flows of plastics, for each of the five countries of the project, an analysis
is being carried out with the use of the ‘national plastic footprint hotspotting tool’. In addition to
estimating the size of marine plastics generation, the project also aims at providing guidance on
policies and interventions to reduce plastic flows to the marine environment. In addition to evaluating
the different legal frameworks in the five project countries and the effectiveness of different policies,
economic assessments of the impact of marine plastics and of different policy instruments and/or
interventions is a tool that can be used to identify the most suited policies, interventions or actions
for the goal of reducing marine plastics.
• Proven experience in working on marine plastics.
• Proven experience related to working on the fisheries issues particularly frame surveys and
• Proven experience in working in the coast of Kenya.
• A socio-economist with an advanced degree in Economics.
• A fisheries expert with an advance degree in fisheries assessment/ management and food security.
• Fluent in English and ability to speak Kiswahili (for communication during questionnaire
administration to the local communities).