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Dr Essam Yassin Mohammed is senior researcher in Environmental Economics with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and former Head of Fisheries Promotion Unit at the Ministry of Fisheries of Eritrea. In addition to his academic and professional experience as Fisheries Scientist, he is an expert in economic valuation of the environment.

In his capacity as Environmental Economist, he works on a wide range of topics from economic valuation of environmental goods and services
to influencing policy processes to promote fair, inclusive and sustainable economies both at national and global levels. Essam also leads IIED’s growing work programme on Economics of Marine and Coastal Fisheries.

He is editor of the book “Economic Incentives for Marine and Coastal Conservation: Prospects, Challenges and Policy Implications.”, which was published by Routledge in 2013.

Essam is a member of the Least Developed Countries Independent Expert Group on Post-2015 Development Agenda, and member of the Board of Directors of Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA). He is also a member of the Panel on Methodological Assessment
of Scenarios and Modelling of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) of the United Nations. 

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