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Director of Strategic and Partnerships Development

Somali Natural Resources Research Center (SONRREC)

United Nations | Ocean Science & Technology | Ocean Policy & Sustainable Development | Business & Industry | Donors & Foundations | Civil Society/NGOs


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Km5, Hodan District
Mogadishu SOM

Abdirahim I. Sheik Heile is the Co-founder and Director of Strategic and Partnerships Development of Somali Natural Resources Research Center (SONRREC) a leading research organization in the Horn Africa which was established in 2016 and it is the sole research center and the first of it’s kind that working in the field of nature resources management. Abdirahim has over 8 years of experience, covering fisheries and marine resources, working in fisheries policy, management and development programs Océan governances and MSP. He has participated in several research and development projects at national, regional and international levels. Within these multidisciplinary projects, Abdirahim has co-authored scientific publications including peer-reviewed journal articles, books and book chapters. Abdirahim has won numerous international travel grants to attend conferences and has been honored as an outstanding young fisheries management expert and ocean policy development specialist. He has conducted short-term consultancies in fisheries and value chains for UNEP, DFID, DANIDA, World Bank and USAID.

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