Yandeh Sallah-Muhammed is a marine & environmental conservation professional with 10+ years of experience (six years of focus in marine conservation) with a passion for shark conservation.
Yandeh uses nature-based solutions as a tool to spread knowledge and awareness in The Gambia through the project of the Gambian Marine and Environmental Conservation Initiative (GMECI). It utilizes whole systems theory, waste management, renewable energy and climate change action. Free education is used to share knowledge on these themes, as well as physically immerse people within these landscapes, to fully grasp the effects of climate change and environmental degradation due to the exploitation of natural resources. Through GMECI the team looks at various research areas in the marine research & conservation field with current projects on ocean pollution and a partnership with the CCAHD surveying African humpback dolphins.
Yandeh has years of experience on program development, conservation communications strategy training, project facilitation and hosting events – in person and virtually. To join forces and collaborate with fellow African changemakers, Yandeh is a member of the Resilient 40 network, bridging the gap between African environmental changemakers.