Dr. Lakhdar Boukerrou who held different positions with private, government, and academic institutions where he performed a variety of duties, has a wide-ranging managerial experience which includes holding different positions with private, non‐profit, government, and academic institutions both in the US and abroad in international development, project management, training programs design, and monitoring and evaluation. He used his experience to develop numerous institutional and human capacity-building programs funded by the US and international organizations for participants from different countries. He has broad experience managing finances and operations of small to multi‐million-dollar programs in several countries including Algeria, Egypt, Turkey, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger, Cote d’Ivoire, and the United States. More recently, he served as the Regional Director/Chief of Party for the USAID WA-WASH Program in West Africa. He also served as a resource person, subject matter expert, and organizer/co-organizer for USAFRICOM funded Water and Environmental Security symposia in Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Malawi, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. This has given him an excellent understanding of the private, non‐profit, and academic environments as well as government contracting requirements (rules and regulations). He consulted for the World Bank, The Global Mechanism of the United Nations, the Islamic Development Bank, the UN Global Environment Facility, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, academic institutions, Fortune 500 companies, and small businesses in the US and abroad.
Thematic areas of interest and expertise - Agricultural development - Environmental protection, ecosystem restoration - Environmental education - Climate change - Land degradation and desertification - Higher education - Business development and entrepreneurship - Institutionak and human capacity building, training program design, implementation and evaluation - Project design, monitoring and evaluation - International development project management