On April 15, 2021, ICARDA participated at an Independent Dialogue on Central Asia in preparation of the United Nations Food Systems’ Summit (UNFSS). Organized by IWMI and IFPRI, under the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems, the dialogue was framed...
As vice president of the African Development Bank, Abousabaa led the preparation and execution of the Bank’s key strategies. He was also in charge of resource mobilization and management of a $11 billion portfolio in the areas of agriculture, water, natural resources management, climate change, infrastructure, women and youth, and governance, making transformational impact on the lives of millions of people in Africa.
He has an established global network of international partners on development, including the World Bank, the United Nations, European Union, African Union, bilateral agencies such as GIZ, DFID, and NORAD, and non-governmental organizations.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt, and a master’s in civil engineering from Montana State University in the United States.