12 Apr April 12, 2017 in PHE Support OfficerTanzaniakathrin@blueventures.orgKathrin joined Blue Ventures in April 2017 as our new PHE Support Officer for the Western Indian Ocean. Based in Tanzania, Kathrin is working to support the development of effective PHE partnerships in rural coastal communities of high biodiversity and/or natural resource dependence with limited access to health services. Prior to joining Blue Ventures, Kathrin was working for the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Armenia, Ethiopia and Germany on the topic of integrated biodiversity management, ecosystem services, community resilience, and international agricultural research for development. During her studies in Geography (BSc and MSc) Kathrin was focusing on human-environment interaction, cross-sector partnerships, women’s empowerment, and microfinance with a regional focus on Tanzania. Outside of her work Kathrin is an enthusiastic diver and enjoys spending time in nature hiking or camping.