MEET THE SEA SENSE TEAM!

Joana was appointed as the Executive Director in 2019 and is responsible for the overall management of the organisation including designing programme activities, managing project staff and finances, liaising with donors, conducting fundraising campaigns and publicizing Sea Sense work.

Lindsey has worked at Sea Sense for 11 years and now consults for Sea Sense as a Technical Advisor.  She is responsible for guiding the scientific endeavours of the organisation and providing support on technical aspects of programme design.  Lindsey is a member of the IUCN Marine Turtle Specialist Group and Vice Chair of the Western Indian Ocean Marine Turtle Task Force.

Julitha joined the team towards the end of 2019 and has brought signifcant expertise to the team as a result of her extensive background in fisheries management.  She provides managerial support for the Executive Director as well as providing oversight of all field programmes.

Dulla is responsible for managing our project in Kilwa District that is funded by Songas Ltd.  He works closely with six fishing communities in Kilwa to strengthen their capacity to manage marine and coastal resources sustainably.

Omari has worked for Sea Sense since the very beginning in 2001. He lives and works in Mafia Island and plays a critical role in all of our community conservation programmes. He has an infinite supply of knowledge and wisdom and his tireless efforts have had a real impact on coastal communities in Tanzania.

Salum began working for Sea Sense in 2001 as a Conservation Officer in Mafia Island.  He has become a much valued member of the team and is a talented MC for our community education and outreach events.

Zephania first connected with Sea Sense as an undergraduate at UDSM and went on to become a Sea Sense volunteer and Ocean Ambassador before completing a six month internship.  He now implements our education and outreach programmes and works closely with the Conservation Officer network.

Emmanuel undertook a two month field attachment with Sea Sense as part of his undergarduate studies and went on to become a Sea Sense volunteer and Ocean Ambassador before completing a six month internship.  Emmanuel now implements our field programmes on small-scale fisheries governance.

Evans provides much needed finance and admin support for the Sea Sense team.  He ensures that all day to day expenses are properly recorded in the accounts system, keeps all of our accounts documentation in order and generally makes sure the office runs smoothly.

None of our work would be possible without Mbwana!  He drives the Sea Sense team up and down the coast to all of our project sites and has kept the Sea Sense team safe on the roads for more than 14 years!