Ahmed Kablan

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Senior Science Advisor
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Dr. Kablan is a senior science advisor at the Bureau for resilience and food security/center for nutrition/food safety division. Dr. Kablan leads the Center for Nutrition efforts on Food loss and waste, food safety and nutrition research. Dr. Kablan is a member of the Interagency Risk Assessment Committee (IRAC), member of the Interagency Committee on Human Nutrition Research (ICHNR), member of the external advisory boards for the Partnership for Aflatoxin in Africa (PACA), the Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation lab, The Golden Rice & the Food Safety Innovation Lab. Dr. Kablan is a co-lead of the USAID Food Loss and Waste (FLW) community of practices, representing USAID on the UNFSS Food is Never a Waste Coalition and member of the interagency food loss and waste collaboration. Dr. Kablan leads the center for nutrition efforts on climate change and food systems and is a member of the USAID climate change technical working group and the USG Climate Change, Food Systems, Nutrition Security, and the Interagency Climate Change and Human Health Group (CCHHG) which is under the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Ahmed has a passion for DEIA, he was member of the RFS first DEIA council and a co-lead of the USAID DEIA Culture of Inclusion working group. Dr. Kablan has wide technical expertise in nutrition, food Safety, nutrition-related non-communicable diseases, double burden of malnutrition, metabolic syndrome, food safety & public health. Dr. Kablan has a degree in Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) & a PhD in Biotechnology from the University of Bologna/Italy. Dr. Kablan has over 24 years of experience in research in human nutrition, international development, science policy and regulatory and an educator. Prior to joining USAID, Dr. Kablan was a researcher at the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney diseases (NIDDK), University of Toledo/college of medicine and an assistant professor of biotechnology & Pharmacology at the University of Jordan. His research focused on metabolic syndrome and malnutrition. Dr. Kablan is a well published scientist, and in 2012 he was awarded the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) science Policy and technology fellowship.