Ahmed Sourani

General Coordinator of Gaza Urban Agriculture Platform (GUPAP)

Ahmed holds a Master’s degree in Participation, Power, and Social Change from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. Currently a policy and institutional development advisor at OXFAM in Gaza, Ahmed previously managed programs at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and advised and directed the Palestinian Agriculture Relief Committee (PARC). He has participated in a number of civil society organizations and regional and international initiatives, as a member of Advisory Board of Grassroots International’s Resource Rights for All and the ESCWA Regional Expert Group on Development under Crises, founder of Gaza Urban & Peri-Urban Agriculture Platform (GUPAP), founding member of the Arab Network for Urban Agriculture, the Arab Network for Food Sovereignty, and the Palestinian Strategic Group for Conflict Transformation.