UCLA alum Jalal Abdel-Latif will discuss the current situation in Sudan, including an update on the crisis in Darfur. He spent the last two years working in Sudan and just recently returned to the US.
Jalal Abdel-Latif earned his MA in African Studies from UCLA and his BA in Business Administration from American University in Cairo. Currently, he serves as a Consultant for the Sudan Country Office and Sudan Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF-TS). Jalal Abdel-Latif has over 20 years experience of hands-on development work in Africa and he specializes in civic engagement, decentralization, community mobilization and grant management.
Mr. Abdel-Latif is a member of the Ethiopian Telecommunications Board and a Consultant to the Technical Secretariat of the Sudan Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) where he is involved in developing channels for constructive civic engagement between the MDTF and the NGO community. Among his past consulting commitments are the World Bank Institute in Washington, World Bank Development Network (African Region), Nomad Aid Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Network (African Region), Joint Assessment Mission and the Economic Development Institute in Washington. For ten years he was the Executive Director of the Inter Africa Group, US and Ethiopia. There he was responsible for designing and implementing several development projects and aid work in Ethiopia, Djibouti and other countries in the Horn of Africa. Prior to this position he had occupied the post of Grants Manager and Program Coordinator for the United Support of Artists for Africa’s The ‘We Are the World’ Project and worked as a Program Assistant and Researcher for the Development Institute of the African Studies Center at UCLA. Mr. Abdel-Latif has published in both English and Amharic and is fluent in Arabic.
Cost: Free and open to the public; parking is available in lot 3 or $8.
Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, USA for Africa.
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