A. Lotfi Allal
Team Leader, Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Disease
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Dr. Lotfi Allal is a veterinarian, serving as the Team Leader for FAO’s Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) in Egypt with support to the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MoALR) and it respective Departments including the General Organization of the Veterinary Services (GOVS), the Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI), the National Laboratory for Veterinary Quality Control and Poultry Production (NLQP), the Central laboratory for the Evaluation of Veterinary Biologics (CLEVB) and all decentralized offices. Mr. Allal received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 followed by a year course of Statistics Applied to Life Sciences in 1993 (Paris); Globalization, Sustainable Development and Cooperation – Stakes and Cooperation Practices in 2003 (Paris) and a One Health International Course in 2015 (Copenhagen). He started his professional carrier in 1993 and after 9 years with NGOs working respectively in Cambodia, Niger and Lao PDR; he become a Livestock Minister Advisor in Chad in 2002 (with a special focus to the nomadic communities) and finally in charge of the implementation of a livestock program in Northern Lao PDR in 2005 before joining FAO early 2008 in Cambodia as a Team Leader for FAO’s ECTAD with support to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and it respective Departments including Animal Health & Production Department, National Veterinary Research Institute and all decentralized offices. During his 25 years in the field, Mr. Allal works under different environment and context, mainly on projects management and Government’s advice. During this long period, he was leading a number of projects/programs funded by different donors such as ADB, AfDB, AFD, EU, French and German cooperation, JTF, ROK, WB and USAID during the last 10 years. As a Team Leader in Egypt, Mr. Allal is managing the program for addressing Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (A/H5N1), MERS Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL2050) and other animal diseases and contributed to FAO Country Representation and Regional Office for approach’s in livestock management by promoting safe, sustainable and healthy livestock production, facilitating a One Health approach to agriculture and public health. His technical and managerial insights contributed to FAO’s broader mandates of food safety, food security, and sustainable development for poverty elimination.