Maria Sahib

The University of the South Pacific

Fellowship Received in 2012
Academic supervisor: Associate Professor Sandra Tarte and Dr Vina Bidesi-Ram
Current affiliation: SYLFF Alumini

Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
Master of Arts in Development Studies, Keynote speaker at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation for Cutting Edge Series #1: Fisheries Diplomacy in the Pacific Island nations in 2016

I am currently a consultant and reside in Fiji. My area of expertise is resource managent policy analysis with interest in reasearching carbon emissions from fishing vessels in the Pacific. I have worked for the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority as the International Fisheries Policy Analyst and at the University of the South Pacific as a Research Associate for the Micronesia Center for Sustainable Transport after graduating from the Fellowship Porgram. My role at MCST is to coordinate the 6 Pacific Island Countries, including Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Tonga, Kiribati and Fiji at IMO meetings and am currently working on issues such equity, equitable transition, disproportionate negative impact and impact assessments of measures.

I have recently joined Vision Fiji which distributes reading materials to libraries of schools around Fiji. Vision Fiji (VF) is a registered non-govenrment organisation (NGO) specialises predominantly in the area of resource mobilising for books for schools in Fiji.

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