Dr Tim Andrew
Senior Programme Manager, Nairobi Convention Secretariat, United Nations Environment Programme
Tim Andrew is a South African with a PhD in Ichthyology and Fisheries Science obtained from Rhodes University. He has more than 30 years of experience working on research and development issues especially around marine and freshwater ecosystems from the Antarctic to the tropics, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining the Nairobi Convention
Secretariat Tim spent 8 years working with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science
Association (WIOMSA) as Director of Outreach and Resource Mobilisation, mainly developing partnerships and strengthening the resource base of the Association.
He joined the Nairobi Convention Secretariat at UNEP in 2019 to assist with policy and governance aspects of multiple projects and programmes being implemented through the Secretariat. Tim also currently leads the Secretariat’s work on cross-cutting issues such as MSP, Ocean Governance, and Blue Economy, and coordinates the GEF-funded SAPPHIRE Project.