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Podcast: RCoP | Research Outputs | Hamdi Ali

The blue cconomy and climate resilience in Somaliland

Explore the transformative potential of the blue economy in Somaliland with Hamdi Ali in this podcast episode. Hamdi articulates how integrating sustainable practices in fisheries, aquaculture, and maritime transportation is pivotal for mitigating climate impacts and enhancing both economic and environmental resilience. The discussion provides a deep dive into Hamdi’s research findings, spotlighting the dynamic interplay of challenges and opportunities at the Maydh Port. Additionally, Hamdi outlines actionable recommendations for policymakers to fortify the blue economy’s infrastructure and regulatory frameworks, ensuring long-term sustainability and growth.

About the podcast

This podcast has been produced as a result of Hamdi’s training in the Rift Valley Institute’s (RVI) Research Communities of Practice (RCoP) projectThe podcast therefore reflects the views of the author and not those or the position of the Rift Valley Institute. The RCoP is one of the RVI’s flagship projects that supports the professional development of early career scholars in east and central Africa through training, mentorship and dissemination of research outputs. Building on RVI’s long-term experience and presence in the region, the RCoP is a value-driven project that is built around a community of practitioners and academics with a common interest in the professional development of early career researchers. With funding from the Carnegie Corporation in New York, USA, and in partnership with the Open Society University Network-Hub for Connected Learning Initiatives, the RVI trained 27 early career scholars from Somalia, Somaliland, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan and Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya in the first and second phases of the RCoP project between August 2022 and January 2024.

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