David Obura

Director, CORDIO East Africa
Photo: David Obura, director of CORDIO


David Obura is a Founding Director of CORDIO East Africa, a knowledge organization supporting sustainability of coral reef and marine systems in the Western Indian Ocean. CORDIO takes research to management and policy, builds capacity, and works with stakeholders, managers and policy makers. David’s primary research is on coral reef resilience, in particular to climate change, and the biogeography of the Indian Ocean. He co-chairs the IPBES Nexus Assessment from 2021-2024.