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Daniel Etongo

Senior Lecturer
Researcher

Focus areas: Terrestrial, Mangrove ecosystems and Blue Economy, Socio-Ecological Modelling, Climate Change (Mitigation, Adaptation and Governance), Disaster Risk Reduction.

BERI Focal Point: Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction   

Daniel joined the University of Seychelles in 2018 as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Environment and a research member of BERI. He teaches courses such as climate change adaptation and mitigation, ecosystem-based management, and disaster risk reduction. His research interests include socio-ecological systems modelling, biodiversity assessment, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and lastly DRR and resource governance within the framework of the Blue Economy. Additionally, he represents UniSey on the Seychelles National Climate Change Committee. Daniel obtained his PhD in Forest Ecology from the Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI), Helsinki University, Finland. Following his PhD, Dr Daniel did a postdoc at VITRI, Helsinki University in the Biocarbon and Rural Development (BIODEV) project implemented across four West African Countries. During this period, he acted as an International Climate Change Expert in which two high profile workshops were organized in Freetown, Sierra Leon in collaboration with World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI) on the Post Paris Climate Deal. Before joining UniSey, Daniel worked as in postdoc at Maynooth University, Ireland for an EU H2020 project implemented in Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda and South Africa.