Mohamed Zmerli holds a doctorate of engineering, specializing in biological sciences, from the National School of Agronomics of Rennes – France (1998). He worked as a researcher at the French Institute for Research and Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER) between 1998 and 2001. Mohamed currently holds the position of director general at the Ministry of the Environment as the head of national coordination unit on climate change and the national focal point of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
He has a long experience in many UN organizations and structures as an expert adviser, such as the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Bank. He coordinates many development projects related to adaptation to climate change, the development of renewable energies, and sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystems in Tunisia, such as the coastal ecosystems of the Gulf of Gabes or the adaptation of oasis ecosystems.
He is also the official representative to many international organizations and donors, including the Climate Investment Fund, the Climate Change Adaptation Fund, the Global Environment Fund and the Intergovernmental Group for Climate Change.