Graham Haylor

PhD, University of Stirling (UK) 1991 (Awarded distinction);

MSc Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, University of Stirling (UK) 1986 (Awarded distinction and awarded Royal Highland Agricultural Society Medal);

BSc (Hons) Marine Biology, University of Liverpool (UK) 1981.

Graham is a Technical Specialist in Aquaculture and Fisheries, and has a 30 year international track record in designing and leading sustainable development, livelihoods support and poverty alleviation programmes. He has designed and built aquaculture installations, improved policy and regulation in multiple countries, enhancing production and productivity of aquaculture systems, and worked with scientists, governments, entrepreneurs and farmers groups to develop new concepts, designing infrastructure and husbandry systems for catfish, carp and tilapia. Including hatchery systems, cage, pond and raceway systems, systems integrated with rain fed landscapes in Africa and South and SE Asia.

He is a specialist in Facilitated Advocacy and policy influence with substantial experience in Asia, Africa and Europe. He spent 13 years delivering large-scale extension, outreach and policy change in a range of countries across Asia and Africa, communicating with multiple constituencies and diverse communities, and publishing in a wide range of media.

He has directed multiple development initiatives and led large MREL teams supporting monitoring and evaluation processes for a range of clients:

  • Contract Director for the FCDO Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) – MEL Team.
  • Contract Director for the FCDO Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness (CASA).
  • Executive Director of the multi-donor Asia Pacific Initiative in Bangkok ‘Support to Regional Aquatic Resources Management’.
  • Executive Director of the International NGO ‘International Foundation for Science’ in Stockholm.
  • He was Team Leader for the DFID/BEIS/DEFRA International Climate Finance MREL team.
  • Deputy Team Leader of the FCDO Prosperity Fund Evaluation & Learning Service.