Programme and Planning Officer
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN Sub-regional Office for GCC States and Yemen
As Programme and Planning Officer of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN at the Sub-regional Office for GCC States and Yemen, Mr Perri has been assigned programme, planning and policy advisory responsibilities. Focused on supporting UAE in addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, his assistance to programme development and implementation contributed to position FAO as reference interlocutor to UAE counterparts. He recently assisted in the formulation of the UAE National Policy for Food and Agriculture (endorsed 18 February 2016). Similarly, he has been assisting in the formulation of the Sustainable Agriculture and Rural development Strategy of the Sultanate of Oman.
In 2012, in post-revolutionary Libya, as Senior Programme Advisor, he mediated with the Libyan Government the confirmation of the country umbrella agreement and the initiation of the related activities. Previously, as FAO Food Security Policy Advisor, he assisted in the formulation of the CARICOM Regional Food and Nutrition Security (endorsed 25 October 2010). Between 2003 and 2009, he was in Syria, as Agricultural Economist and Chief Technical Advisor, to contribute to the establishment of the National Agricultural Policy Center (NAPC) of Syria.
Mr Perri career has been revolving around the themes of agricultural and rural development, food security and nutrition, and sustainable use of natural resources. He has been serving FAO, in the past 13 years, as policy/programme advisor, project manager and analyst, primarily in the Near East and North Africa region, but also in the Caribbean. His competences touch upon result-based management and performance monitoring, strategic planning/policy formulation, programme/budget development and management, capacity and institution building. He holds a PhD in Economics and a MSc in Management and Control of the Environment.
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