Catherine is an independent consultant who focuses on research in environmental sustainability. She holds a PhD in Environmental and Geographical Sciences from the University of Cape Town, where she researched climate impacts on fishing and farming communities of the southern Cape in South Africa. She specialises in natural resource management and climate variability in terrestrial-marine ecosystems, with an interest in social-ecological systems and resilience in developing countries. Her technical areas of expertise include climate change, fisheries and agriculture. Catherine has over seven years of experience in managing and coordinating research teams across different environments and cultural settings in southern Africa and Southeast Asia. She spent the past year directing sustainability initiatives in environmental and climate change opportunities with a focus on Mauritius. This portfolio included managing the Market Evolution for Small-scale Fisheries in Africa (MESA) project for SoCha Ltd, a Mauritian resource partner to ABALOBI (a key partner to the MESA project).
Dr Greg Duggan, Strategic Projects & Support Lead Abalobi ICT4FISHERIES NPC (ABALOBI)
Ms Josheena Naggea, PhD Candidate at Stanford University
Dr Catherine Ward, Environmental Sustainability Consultant
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