Dr. Abdulla Nazeer

Project Manager


Dr. Abdulla Nazeer is the Project Manager at the Research Development Office of the Maldives National University where he manages the Prevention of Marine Litter in the Lakshadweep Sea (PROMISE) project funded by the European Union under the SWITCH Asia Programme. He was appointed to this post in November 2020.

Dr. Nazeer completed his high school education at Asmai Secondary School in Kuwait. In 1995, he earned a Bachelor of Education (Social Science) from the University of Newcastle. Two years later, in 1997, he obtained a Master of Arts in Education from Macquarie University. Subsequently, he pursued a Graduate Diploma in International Business at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. In 2003, he also pursued a Post Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of Waikato. His academic journey culminated in the award of a Doctor of Philosophy in Economic Education from the University of Waikato in 2007.

Dr. Nazeer’s government service in the Maldives commenced as a secondary school teacher at Southern Secondary School after he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Newcastle in 1996. He continued to serve at the school until his transfer to the Institute of Teacher Education in 1997, where he took on the role of a teacher educator. His tenure in this position lasted until he was promoted to the position of lecturer in Economics at the Faculty of Education (FE) within the Maldives College of Higher Education (MCHE) in 2001. Dr. Nazeer taught various courses, including Economics, Business, and Professional studies at FE of the MCHE until the end of 2002.

Following this period, Dr. Nazeer temporarily left his service to the Maldives to pursue further educational studies in New Zealand. While studying at the University of Waikato, he also worked at the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research. After completing his studies and obtaining his doctoral degree in 2007, he worked as an Economics and Business Teacher at Botany Downs College until his return to Male’ in January 2009. His areas of expertise encompass cooperative learning, economics, business, and the environment.