Research & Innovation Division

Dr. Abdelaziz Hirich

Dr. Abdelaziz Hirich

Horticulture Scientist

Dr. Abdelaziz Hirich is Horticulture Scientist at ICBA. Prior to his current position, he was a post-doctoral fellow between 2014 and 2016 at the center. He holds a Ph.D. in agricultural sciences (IAV HASSAN II, Morocco), an M.Sc. in land and water resources management (CIHEAM-IAMB, Italy) and an engineer diploma in horticulture (IAV HASSAN II, Morocco).

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Dr. Tesfaye Ertebo Mohammad

Dr. Tesfaye Ertebo Mohammad

Project Officer

Dr. Tesfaye has joined ICBA as Project Officer for the “Rehabilitation and Management of Salt-affected Lands to Increase Agricultural Productivity (RAMSAP)” project. He is based in Addisababa, Ethiopia. Prior to this assignment, he was working as Senior Soil Fertility Expert in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR) in Ethiopia.

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Mr. Rafeek El-Madhoun

Mr. Rafeek El-Madhoun

Senior Researcher

Rafeek El-Madhoun joined ICBA in August 2016 as Senior Researcher. He is part of the team responsible for managing the Collaborative Program Euphrates and Tigris (CPET).

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Mr. Khalil-Ur-Rahman

Mr. Khalil-Ur-Rahman

Senior Researcher-Halophyte Agronomy

Mr. Khalil-Ur-Rahman joined ICBA in 2000. Over the years, he has broadened his knowledge and experience in multi-disciplinary plant, soil and water research and development focused on achieving sustainable agricultural practices.

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Ms. Diletta Ciolina

Ms. Diletta Ciolina

Project Specialist

Ms. Diletta Ciolina joined ICBA as Proposal Development Specialist in 2015. She is currently Project Specialist. She is in charge of managing projects within DRI Division from start to end, including planning, executing, monitoring and evaluating according to pre-determined timelines and budgets.

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Dr. Hasan Boboev

Dr. Hasan Boboev

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Hasan Boboev is Post-Doctoral Fellow at ICBA. He joined in March 2016. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Life and Environmental Science from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, and a master's degree in Environmental Protection (on GIS specialty) from Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Melioration, Uzbekistan.

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Dr. Henda Mahmoudi

Dr. Henda Mahmoudi

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Henda Mahmoudi is Post-Doctoral Fellow at ICBA. She joined in 2012. Prior to her current role, she had worked as a researcher and contractual assistant professor with the National Institute of Scientific and Technique Studies in Tunisia.

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Dr. Juan Pablo Rodríguez Calle

Dr. Juan Pablo Rodríguez Calle

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Juan Pablo Rodriguez Calle joined ICBA in January 2017 as Post-Doctoral Fellow. He works on the quinoa program at the Research and Innovation Division. Before joining ICBA, he had worked as a consultant for the Korea International Cooperation Agency in Bolivia, and a researcher for the ANDESCROP project in Bolivia and Denmark, the EU-Tempus Project in Germany and Serbia.

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Dr. Shagufta Gill

Dr. Shagufta Gill

Research Associate - Soil Amendment Project

Dr. Shagufta Gill has been Post-Doctoral Researcher at ICBA since 2013. She is currently Research Associate - Soil Amendment Project. Prior to this role, she had worked as an agricultural chemist (pesticides) at Quality Control Laboratory, Kala Shah Kaku, Pakistan, and as a research associate with the Nuclear Institute for Food and Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Ms. Zharkynai Ashirbekova

Ms. Zharkynai Ashirbekova

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Zharkynai Ashirbekova joined ICBA in 2015 as Administrative Assistant at the Research and Innovation Division. She previously worked in different positions in the UAE. In her current role at ICBA, she provides administrative support to staff at the Research and Innovation Division.

She holds a BA in Economics from the American University in Central Asia.

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