Dr.
Harrison Charo
Karisa
Country Director, Egypt and Nigeria

Harrison Charo Karisa, Country Director for Egypt and Nigeria. A fish geneticist by profession, Harrison has extensive experience in aquaculture and marine and freshwater capture fisheries management. He graduated with a PhD in animal sciences from Wageningen University (Netherlands) in 2006 and holds an MSc in biodiversity from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden) and a BSc Hons from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Kenya). He spent time with WorldFish at Abbassa, Egypt, during his PhD studies, and before returning to WorldFish this year he held key positions in his native Kenya as director of fisheries resources development and marketing, director of the National Aquaculture Research Development and Training Centre, Sagana, and national chairman of the Aquaculture Development Working Group. He was also assistant director of aquaculture research at the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute.

Languages: English, Swahili, Giryama (native), Luo, French and Arabic
Contact: H.Karisa@cgiar.org