Ahmed Jilani - Alumni Advisory Committee Member (AAC)
Ahmed Jilani is a Strategy and Planning Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), having joined the organization in 2012.
Since joining FAO, Ahmed has been extensively involved in the preparation of FAO’s strategic and budget plans, and has contributed to the development of an organizational framework for monitoring and reporting on country-level results. He is also responsible for supporting country offices in preparing FAO’s Country Programming Framework (CPF) - a framework that defines the development priorities for collaboration between FAO and the Member Government. Through his work on CPFs, Ahmed has been engaged in analysing a range of global-development issues including food and water security, sustainable agriculture, poverty alleviation and climate change.
Prior to joining FAO, Ahmed worked at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome, within the Office of the President and Vice President. During his time at IFAD, Ahmed was involved in drafting project proposals and working with a team to conduct quality reviews of IFAD’s Country Strategic Opportunities Programme (COSOP).
Before joining the UN, Ahmed worked at the East-West Institute in Brussels, working and researching on an array of global security and development issues including conflict resolution, water security, women’s empowerment, disarmament and peacebuilding.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Australian National University and an MA in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex.
Ahmed was born in Multan, Pakistan and is fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi, and has basic proficiency in French and Italian. He is currently living in Rome, Italy.