Mohammad Al-Saidi

 Mohammad Al-Saidi
  • Public Policy

Areas of Expertise:
Environmental policy; Water governance; Water-energy-food nexus

since 2022


Qatar University, Qatar

Department of International Affairs
College of Arts and Sciences
Qatar University
PO Box 2713
Doha, Qatar

+974 4403 4952
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About me

I am an Associate Professor of Public Policy at Qatar University and currently working on issues ranging from water resources management to sustainability transitions in the Middle East and Africa. Connected to these topics, I was involved in research projects on Yemen, the Gulf region, East Africa, and Jordan. Previously, I was researching and lecturing at the Institute for Technology and Resource Management (ITT) at Technical University Köln, Germany.

AGYA is an excellent platform to conduct and promote impactful research on issues relevant to scientific collaboration between Arab countries and Germany.

As an AGYA member, I am eager to conduct interdisciplinary research towards a better understanding of needed actions for a just and sustainable transition in the Arab region.

I believe that the solutions for ensuring sustainability in consumption and resource use in Arab countries are not only technical – they necessitate knowledge co-generation and science collaboration, including Germany and the Arab countries.

Academic career
2022 - today Associate Professor of Public Policy at Qatar University, Qatar
2021 Research Excellence Award in Social Sciences and Humanities, Qatar University, Qatar
2016 - 2022 Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Qatar University, Qatar
2011 - 2016 Senior Researcher at Cologne University Applied Sciences (TH Köln), Germany
2019 Master of Arts in Sociology, University of Hagen, Germany
2008 - 2013 Dissertation (Dr. rer. pol.) at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Heidelberg University, Germany
2004 - 2008 Magister Artium in Political Sciences , Heidelberg University, Germany
2003- 2005 Diplom in Economics, Heidelberg University, Germany

On a personal note

Must read in my discipline:
Governing the Commons by Elinor Ostrom

Favourite novel:
They Die as Strangers (يموتون غرباء – محمد عبد الوالي) by Mohammad Abdul-Wali

The scientist from my country you should know:
Motahar Al-Iryani (1933-2016), History and Anthropology