East Africa and Indian Ocean Islands
Years of Fellowship
The Management of the Seychelles-Mauritius Joint Extended Continental Shelf on the Mascarene Plateau
Fields of Specialization
About / Bio
I graduated in 1997 from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in the United Kingdom with a degree in Geography. Upon my return to Seychelles I worked as a Planning Officer until 2000 when he was appointed Head of the Centre for Geographic Information System (GIS) in the Ministry of Community Development, now the Ministry of Land Use and Housing. In 2003 I started to get involved with the Maritime Boundary Delimitation Project as GIS specialist. This involved mainly data management and cartography. I was later appointed as a member of the Seychelles Delegation on maritime boundary delimitation and this encompasses technical work as well as negotiations with neighbouring coastal states. This entails the delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone and Extended Continental Shelf of the archipelago at the same time promoting good international relations and effective ocean management. Recently I was part of a team looking at ocean governance and related matters in Seychelles for example the Blue Economy concept where the marine resource management and sustainable development issues are addressed.