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Jayaneesh Namah

Coastal communities, blue carbon and the blue economy in the era of climate change: The implications, possibilities and challenges in Mauritius as a small island developing state (SIDS)

Jayaneesh’s research interests are quite broad, with an emphasis on links between science, nature and the democratic system. Her PhD research explores such relationships in relation to climate change and sea level rise in Mauritius and its territories. Considering Mauritius as a Small Island Developing State, Jayaneesh has a particular focus on climate adaptation and the resilience of coastal communities in the face of the rising blue economy and blue carbon initiatives. 

Jayaneesh holds a BSc in Biology, specialising in Environment Protection, from the University of Mauritius, and a Masters in Conservation Biology from UCT. She is an EHS PhD candidate and is completing an MPhil in Environmental Law at UCT. She worked as assistant to the Conservation Coordinator at Vallée de Ferney Forest and Wildlife Reserve and as Restoration Coordinator at Friends of the Environment in Mauritius.