Adnan Awad

SpecialityAfrica Oceans Strategy Director, The Nature Conservancy

Adnan joined The Nature Conservancy as the Africa Oceans Strategy Director in May of 2020. He is based in Cape Town and has over 20 years of experience working on issues of ocean conservation throughout Africa and beyond. In recent years, he has been working on emerging challenges related to regional ocean governance, maritime biosecurity, protection of biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction, and the development of marine spatial planning approaches to facilitate a balanced and sustainable blue economy. He is now working to integrate innovative and sustainable financing mechanisms in support of national commitments to and capacity for MSP and diverse ocean protection measures across Africa.

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