Kamal Azmi

Kamal Azmi

Program Manager - Pacific

Canberra, Australia

Kamal Azmi leads Global Fishing Watch’s engagement with Pacific island countries and key regional organizations to support their ambition to secure and sustainably manage the region’s marine resources by increasing transparency of human activity at sea. He has a strong commitment to sustainable development and brings to his role more than 20 years of experience as an Australian diplomat working in international development, foreign policy and trade in the Pacific and East Asia. 

Kamal has lived and worked in Taipei, Singapore and Honiara, where he led the Australian bilateral development assistance program in the Solomon Islands. He has served in a variety of management roles in Australia’s Pacific aid program and, in 2014, on Australia’s G20 presidency taskforce. Kamal is currently a senior research fellow at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, where he focuses on fisheries governance in the Indo-Pacific region. He has a master’s degree in environmental management and development from the Australian National University and in 2021 completed a doctorate at ANCORS on rights-based management of transboundary fish stocks in the Western and Central Pacific. Kamal is a keen mountain biker and hiker, and an occasional runner, but he’ll try pretty much anything outdoors.

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