Kahlil Hassanali

PhD Pending November 2022 and Research Assistant, WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute, WMU

Kahlil Hassanali has been a PhD candidate at the World Maritime University – Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute since September 2019. He successfully completed his oral examination in September 2022 and is awaiting graduation later this month. Kahlil has over nine years’ experience as a research officer in marine policy and governance at the Institute of Marine Affairs in Trinidad and Tobago. He holds a BSc in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia (United Kingdom) and an MSc in Environment and Development from the University of Reading (United Kingdom). Additionally, he was a 2013-2014 recipient of the United Nations-Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship where he received advanced training in ocean affairs and Law of the Sea. He was also a 2017-2018 Hubert Humphrey Fellowship recipient in the field of Natural Resources, Environmental Policy and Climate Change. Kahlil currently serves as lead negotiator for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Environmental Impact Assessment in the ongoing negotiations of the BBNJ Agreement.