Dr Essam Yassin Mohammed is Head of Inclusive Blue Economy with IIED. Prior to IIED he was 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 head of inclusive blue economy, he works on a wide range of topics from economic valuation of environmental goods and services and fiscal reforms to interconnectedness between high seas and territorial waters and influencing policy processes to promote fair, inclusive and sustainable economies both at national and global levels. Essam has more than 18 years of international, multi-country experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, (South, South East, and East) Asia, Latin America and Europe.