Shukri Ahmed is currently the Deputy Strategic Programme Leader for one of FAO’s five Strategic Programmes “Increase the Resilience of Livelihoods to Threats and Crisis”. Until recently he was the team leader for FAO’s Global Information and Early Warning System (FAO/GIEWS) in the Trade and Markets Division of FAO. His previous work experiences include a research assistant at the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) in the University of Oxford.; Economic Statistician at the Central Statistical Authority in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Main areas of work and interest include disaster risk reduction and management, risk response, food security monitoring and analysis together with and institutional issues in crisis, including protracted crisis. He has a D.Phil. and a M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Oxford and a BA in Economics from the University of Addis Ababa.