Dr. Abu Karim is an all round development professional who has over 30 Years working experience in both the developed and developing world.Through his robust and and sound intervention approaches, he has created plausible impacts in societies he has worked. His sound academic background coupled with his remarkable professional trajectory has given him both national and international recognition amongst his pairs.

Dr. Karim is currently the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry. Given that his passion has been "Waking up and Strengtheing the Potentials of the Local Population for Improved Livelihood Enhancement", this role provides him the best platform to achieve this vision while focusing on the achievement of the President's Development Agenda.