Meet the Team

The SEA circular project – Reducing marine litter by addressing the management of the plastic value chain in Southeast Asia is implemented by the UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA), with funding support from the Government of Sweden. SEA circular aims to reduce and prevent plastic pollution and its impact by working with governments, businesses, civil society, academia, and international partners. 

SEA circular team is working in six countries in South-East Asia – Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam, from 2018-2024. The project aims to reduce adverse impact of land-based plastic leakage into the marine environment by ensuring that less plastic is wasted at source and management of the plastic value chain is improved in South-East Asia.

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please contact us at

Kamala Ernest

Project Coordinator
SEA circular Project, UNEP

Natalie Harms

Programme Lead, Plastic Pollution & Marine
Litter, COBSEA Secretariat, UNEP

Ran Xie

Associate Program Management Officer
SEA circular Project, UNEP

Kamal Najmus Salehin

Communication Specialist
SEA circular Project, UNEP

Patcharin Supitchakul

Administrative Assistant
SEA circular Project, UNEP

Dhanushka Jayaweera

Website Manager
SEA circular Project, UNEP

Claudia Giacovelli

Multi-Stakeholder Engagement
SEA circular Project, UNEP

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