Ahmed Sourani

Co-Founder & General Coordinator, Gaza Urban & Peri-urban Agriculture Platform (GUPAP)

His expertise focuses on Organizational Development, Policy change and networking for agricultural resilient development; Participatory Learning and Action Research through the utilization of the Participatory PM&E approach. Ahmed Sourani has a long experience with key local and international NGOs, and actively involved in key local/national, regional & global agricultural development spaces. He holds Masters Degree in Participation, Power & Social Change from the (IDS), University of Sussex, UK, a High Institute Certificate in Good Governance, Public Policies and Civil Society from the University of the Castilla La Mancha, Spain, High Professional Diploma in Management of NGOs from Bir-Zeit University and a Bachelor degree in English Literature from the Islamic University of Gaza.

Currently, Ahmed Sourani is the Co-Founder & General Coordinator of GUPAP, a multi-stakeholder space for policy influencing, networking & empowerment. Previously, he held several positions including Agro Policy and Institutional Development Advisor of OXFAM-Gaza, Agriculture Program Manager at the ICRC-Gaza, Advisor of External Relations & Cooperation of Agricultural Development Association (PARC) and Director of Business Service Center for Women’s Enterprises (IFAD/AIDOS/PARC Project).