I am working as a senior fisheries scientist at Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI). I hold a PhD in Marine Science (since 2018) from James Cook University, Australia. My work is primarily focused in the new concepts that link social-ecological networks and environmental outcomes. I have over 10 years of experience working on marine fisheries with a special emphasis on mitigating adverse ecological impacts of fishing on small scale fisheries, advancing widespread adoption of alternative and conservation friendly fishing technologies, improving capacity and resilience of vulnerable coastal communities affected by social and environmental change, among other broader fisheries management interventions. I am currently the national coordinator and thematic expert of a major EU funded Pan-African program entitled Global Monitoring of Environment and Security and Africa (GMES & Africa). I also work closely with international NGOs on developing local level management in nearshore fisheries in the western Indian Ocean (WIO) region. Part of my work involves developing alternative fishing for fishers affected by increased management restrictions, including community level fisheries closures.