Research & Innovation Division

Dr. Aweke Mulualem Gelaw

Dr. Aweke Mulualem Gelaw

Post-Doctoral Fellow-Sustainable NRM Researcher

Dr. Aweke Mulualem Gelaw joined ICBA in November 2016 as Post-Doctoral Fellow-Sustainable NRM Researcher. Prior to that, he had worked as junior Research Officer in Soil and Water Management Research at Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) and lecturer at the Mekelle University, Ethiopia.

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

Mr. Abdul Qader Al Gailani

Mr. Abdul Qader Al Gailani

Research Assistant-Field & Forage Crops

Mr. Abdul Qader Al Gailani is Research Assistant - Field & Forage Crops at ICBA. He has a professional background of more than 13 years in farm station operations management.

He contributed to evaluating and introducing new technology and a major landscaping project at ICBA. He is responsible for large-scale experiments such as date palm and forage grasses.

read more

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.

read more

Mr. Al Hareth Al Abdullah

Mr. Al Hareth Al Abdullah

Senior Technician - Irrigation Technology and Automation

Mr. Al Hareth Al Abdullah joined ICBA in 2010 as Senior Technician - Irrigation Technology and Automation. He is responsible for supporting the operation of a SCADA irrigation system under supervision of senior ICBA scientists. He also supports the maintenance and improvement of existing SCADA infrastructure.

read more

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.

read more

Mrs. Ereny Tawadrous

Mrs. Ereny Tawadrous

Senior Administrator

Mrs. Ereny joined ICBA in 2015 and she is responsible on providing support to Director of Research and Innovation Division and Senior Scientists in the R&I Division. Her core duties are managing day to day all the admin work including Legal, various ICBA publications, workshops and other trainings and events. She has strong strategic and operational capability.

read more

Mr. Kaleem Ul Hassan Naeem

Laboratory Technician

Mr. Kaleem Ul Hassan Naeem started working at ICBA in 2008 as Soil Assistant. He deals with preparing soil kits for field surveys. He helps to collect and process soil samples for analysis. He also assists in preparing necessary solutions and analyzing soil and water samples, as well as storing soil samples.

read more

Mr. Karam Elaraby Hafez

Mr. Karam Elaraby Hafez

Field Assistant

Mr. Karam Elaraby joined ICBA in 2012 as Field Assistant. He helps to carry out day-to-day activities on ICBA's farm and undertakes all field activities as directed by senior colleagues.

read more