Dr. Lailà B. Lokosang is a national of South Sudan and currently serves as Advisor for Food and Nutrition Security of the African Union’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). Before moving to the AU Commission in 2012, Dr. Lokosang served as Director for Monitoring and Evaluation in the National Bureau of Statistics of South Sudan responsible for monitoring and evaluating the different national programmes aimed at achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Prior to this, he served in Sudan and Malawi as Management Information Systems Specialist, specializing in health information and surveillance, livelihoods analysis and disaster preparedness and mitigation. His professional career spans 30 years. An alumni of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), University of Reading (UK) and the University of Juba (South Sudan), Dr. Lokosang holds a PhD in Statistics, Master of Science in Biometry and Food Security and Bachelor of Science in Statistics. He has published a number of peer reviewed articles in food security and livelihoods resilience and nutrition. His main research interests include food security and nutrition measurement and applications of statistical methods in food security, nutrition and public health.
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