World Food Programme - GIS support to the field

November 14, 2022

Last week, GeoHub invited Dipl. Ing. Ashraf Abushady (Innovation and Artificial Intelligence Consultant – UNIDO, formerly WFP) to talk about the World Food Programme's (WFP) GIS Support to the field. The session focused on highlighting activities that support the WFP’s work in South Sudan.

South Sudan is the world’s youngest country and one that has struggled to overcome a multitude of challenges. In 2022, the humanitarian community in South Sudan estimates that more than two-thirds of South Sudan's population, 8.9 million people, are in need of humanitarian assistance.

This introduction of some examples of the practical application of GIS in the field was followed by the practical session for the students of the “Geospatial Technologies for Environmental Professionals” course on the use of the ArcGIS Online platform.

Ashraf Abushady is an experienced International Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the United Nations and International Organizations for over 21 years. Skilled in Information Technology, Communications, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Emergency Management, International Relations, Project Coordination, Policy Analysis, and Diplomacy. He is a strong consulting professional with a Master’s of Science in Engineering focused in Communications and Information Technology from the Vienna Technical University.