Narriman S. Jiddawi, Ph.D.

Title
Senior Lecturer
Institution
University of Dar es Salaam
Address
University of Dar es Salaam
Institute of Marine Sciences
City, State
P.O. Box 668, Zanzibar
Country
TANZANIA
E-mail
jiddawi[at]ims.udsm.ac.tz or n_jiddawi[at]yahoo.com
Award Year
2006

Research

Narriman Saleh Jiddawi is a senior lecturer at the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam. Marine ecosystems are deteriorating worldwide, and with them the capacity to support human well-being. Unless the value of all goods and services provided by marine ecosystems is recognized in the national income accounts, there will be a continuing tendency to undervalue their contribution to sustainable economic welfare, and consequently to under-invest in marine conservation. Jiddawi’s Pew fellowship focused on promoting marine conservation by developing accounts for marine ecosystems based on a case study of Zanzibar. As a result of her fellowship, she was able to provide policymakers with the economic indicators and analyses from the accounts to support policy critical to marine conservation.