Alex Mafuru

Executive Team

Alex Mafuru

Project lead - Aquatic Resources Education Program (AREP)
Alex Mafuru is a Marine Scientist and Spatial data analyst (Demersal fauna diversity) finalizing his master’s study at the Institute of Marine Science (UDSM), he has vast experience in analyzing spatial data on biodiversity including an internship attending in South Africa at Oceanographic Research Institute and international workshop held of Nairobi 2022. He holds a bachelor’s degree in aquatic science and fisheries at the University of Dar es Salaam with diverse knowledge of aquatic science and fisheries including capture and culture fisheries and conservation with multicultural experience during his work over 6 years.
As a Co-Founder of AFO and Aquatic Resources Education Project Lead (AREP), Alex performs proposal write-ups for fund requests, reaching the community and students at schools and coordinating workshops aimed at inspiring a sense of wonder and connection to the ocean, fostering a deeper understanding of its fragile nature and the urgent need to protect and preserve it for future generations. Alex focuses on promoting a sense of responsibility, action, and stewardship towards the oceans, encouraging individuals to make informed choices that contribute to the sustainable use and conservation of our precious marine environments.