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Randa Jamal - Economic Affairs Officer/Programme Coordinator, OIC of the Policy Capacity Building Section Khaled Gaafar - Programme Assistant
Randa JamalRanda Jamal (MA SIPA, Columbia) is currently the Coordinator for the Policy of Capacity Building Section/P166 courses in the Knowledge Development Branch-DTL of UNCTAD. Throughout her career, her interests have revolved around investing in human capital to realize stronger public institutions and strengthening policy formulations to mitigate socio-economic inequalities. During her career at the UN, Ms. Jamal has also sought to advance development and human rights through tangible and purposeful measures; such as, reaching out to vulnerable groups and decisions-makers. She has published widely articles dealing with various topics'; such as, on poverty, role of institutions, UN programmes and their impact, among others. Her areas of expertise are monitoring and analyzing economic and political development, conducting economic and political development research, analyzing and contributing to design of institutional policy, and planning and executing advocacy to targeted audiences. Ms. Jamal began her career with the United Nations in 2003; subsequently she worked with several NGOs and international organizations. Her roles at the United Nations include working as an Economic Affairs Officer with the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies in UNCTAD, a Political Affairs Officer to the UN Secretary-General Special Envoy for Libya and UNSMIL, a Communication Officer at the UNAMI, and a Programme Analyst at the UNDP. Ms. Jamal earned her Master Degree of International Affairs, with a specialisation in International Economic and Political Development, from Columbia University in the City of New York. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Manchester University. She is of Palestinian origin and currently resides and works in Geneva. Khaled GaafarKhaled Gaafar is well-versed in various aspects of the UN system. Prior to joining UNCTAD, he worked at the UN Department of Public Information and the UNOG Central Support Services. He joined the P166 program in January 2013 where he provides support in the fields of administration, IT and research. Khaled holds a B.A. in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (University of Geneva, Switzerland) and B.A. in English Literature (University of Ein Shams, Cairo, Egypt). Khaled is bi-national, Egyptian and Swiss.
Zhiliang Yu - Associate Information Management Officer
Zhiliang YuZhiliang Yu, who received Master's degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is a staff member of the Policy Capacity Building Section of UNCTAD as an Associate Information Management Officer. Before joining UNCTAD, he worked in the United Nations Headquarters at New York.
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