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Essam Mohammed

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Dr. Essam Yassin Mohammed is the Director General of WorldFish and CGIAR’s Senior Director of Aquatic Foods. Prior to this, he was the Global Lead for Climate Resilience and Environmental Sustainability and has previously served as the Head of Blue Economy at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

With over 19 years of international experience, Dr. Mohammed has worked extensively in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe, advising governments on environmental and fisheries policies. His areas of expertise include economic valuation of environmental goods and services, fiscal reforms, and promoting sustainable ocean-based economies. He is also a member of various United Nations advisory bodies focusing on the marine environment.

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