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Harrison Charo Karisa

Senior Fisheries Specialist (Aquaculture)

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Harrison Charo Karisa, PhD, is Senior Fisheries Specialist (Aquaculture) at the World Bank Group. At the global unit, he co-leads the Aquabusiness Investment Advisory Platform and the PROBLUE to support governments and the private sector to assist aquaculture development, strengthen livelihoods, and enhance food and nutrition security. In addition, he undertakes global analytics and advisory services in aquaculture and biodiversity. He assists country and regional teams across the world to design and implement sustainable and viable aquaculture projects using innovative technologies. These countries so far include Angola, Argentina, Cabo Verde, Egypt, Guinea, Liberia, Pakistan, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania among others. He has over 25 years working in fisheries and aquaculture research and development and has published widely. As WorldFish Country Director for Egypt and Nigeria, and Secretary for the African Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society, he was instrumental in laying the foundation of the Fish for Africa Innovation Hub (FAIH). He holds a Ph.D. in Animal Sciences (Fish Breeding, Genetics, and Aquaculture) from Wageningen University of Life Sciences in the Netherlands and an MSc in Biodiversity from Swedish Agricultural University, Sweden.