Kamal AZMI 

Kamal Azmi

Office: Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS),
ITAMS, University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia   

Degree Program: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

PhD Thesis Title: Incentives for Sustainability: the Allocation of Fishing Rights under Multilateral Arrangements

Professor Stuart Kaye, Director and Professor at ANCORS
Dr Quentin Hanich, Associate Professor and Fisheries Governance Program Leader at ANCORS


Before commencing his PhD at ANCORS, Kamal Azmi spent over 20 years working in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). He has extensive experience in trade, foreign policy and international development in East Asia and the Pacific and has lived and worked in Taipei, Singapore and Honiara. He led the Australian bilateral development assistance program in Solomon Islands from 2008 to 2010 and subsequently served in AusAID’s Pacific Division as Director of Strategic Planning and Coordination and Director of Pacific Microstates and Infrastructure. In 2014, Kamal played a key role in the Australian G20 presidency’s work to tackle the impact of international tax avoidance and evasion on developing countries. 

While always passionate about natural resources management, Kamal’s interest in fisheries governance in particular grew after working on and in the Pacific. Kamal’s PhD research will focus on the design of multilateral fishing rights, which will bring together his research interests in development in the Pacific, global natural resources governance and tradable environmental property rights.  

Kamal holds a Masters degree in Environmental Management and Development from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney. He is married with two daughters and lives in Canberra. 

Research interests:

Natural resources governance; The design of multilateral fisheries agreements and tradable property rights; Sustainable fisheries as a driver of economic development, particularly in the Pacific; Development finance.

Last reviewed: 24 November, 2017