Dr Mohamed Seisay
Dr. Mohamed Seisay has a PhD degree in Fisheries Science from the University of Wales (United Kingdom). Dr. Seisay has over three decades of experience in fisheries management and aquaculture development in Africa and specializes in fisheries resources evaluation, forecasting methodology, Policy and Governance.
He worked as a ‘Fisheries Research Officer at the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources in Sierra Leone rising to the position of Ag. Director of Fisheries’. He also served as National Counterpart Coordinator of the EU-Funded Fisheries Project ‘Institutional Support for Fisheries Management’ in Sierra Leone; worked as UNV Fisheries Biologist with the ‘FAO/UNDP Chambo Fisheries Research Project’ in Malawi; he served as Fisheries Management Expert on the ‘Nigeria-GTZ Kainji Lake Fisheries Promotion Project’ in Nigeria; and as Regional Fisheries Consultant to the ‘Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem Project’ (UNIDO-executed project), based in Ghana.
He is currently the Senior Fisheries Officer at the African Union InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR). His current functions at AU-IBAR mainly involve supporting African Union member states for improved governance of the fisheries and aquaculture sector. Whilst at AU-IBAR he contributed immensely to the implementation of the EU funded ‘Fisheries Governance Project’ as well as led the implementation of the GEF/World Bank project ‘Strengthening the Secretariat for the Conference of African Ministers in charge of fisheries and Aquaculture’ within the framework of the Bank’s overall programme of the ‘Regional Partnership for Africa’s fisheries policy reform (RAFIP)’. Dr Seisay is presently spearheading the implementation of Africa Blue Economy Strategy.