Abdulkarim Seid

Country Representative – Ethiopia, Regional Representative – East Africa (Rotational CR)

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia
Abdulkarim Seid


Dr. Seid has over 35 years of experience in the fields of river basin planning and management; integrating analyses, policy work and program management in the context of a proto river basin organization, consulting and academic dimensions of the sector. Focusing in assessing water availability, hydrologic extremes and transboundary water resources management – he has demonstrated high level leadership, organization, and planning and management competencies in a complex, multi-cultural and fast paced setting.

Before IWMI

Before his appointment to IWMI, Dr. Seid was Deputy Executive Director of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) Secretariat and Head of the Basin?Wide Program, and led the NBI Strategic Water Resources Assessment. He has played a lead role in the preparation of NBI flagship knowledge products including the first ever State of the Nile River Basin report. He also led the preparation of the Nile Basin Water Resources Atlas. Prior to joining NBI he was Assistant Professor at Addis Ababa University, Civil Engineering Department, and taught courses in water resources management, hydrology, and water supply engineering and hydraulic structures design.