United States of America
United States of America   Member since:1945
Liaison Office for North America
Liaison Office LOW
2121 K Street
NW. Suite 800-B
WASHINGTON,DC
Mailing Address:
Liaison Office LOW, 2121 K Street, NW. Suite 800-B, 20037 Washington, DC,

Telephone:
+1-202-6532400
Fax:
+1-202-6535760
E-mail:
Website:
Office Languages:
English
Working hours:
Monday - Friday 08:30-12:00 12:30-17:00
Office Holidays:

1 January
16 February
25 May
3 July
7 September
26 November
25 December

Director

MARKANDAY, Mr AJAY

Appointment date:
01/01/2015
Nationality:
United Kingdom

Mr Markanday, a national of the United Kingdom (UK), holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wales, and a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Imperial College, (UK). Mr Markanday has over 33 years’ experience of agricultural development in Asia, the Pacific and Africa, covering some 18 countries with a number of International Development Organizations and Research Institutions. He started his career in 1980 as an Economist with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) on a regional integrated development programme in Tanzania. From 1983 to 1985, he was awarded a Research Fellowship as an economist with the - International Rice Research Institute (CGIAR) in the Philippines. From 1985 to 1989, he worked as a research economist with the University of Reading (UK) based in India to evaluate results and the economic impact of a large DFID- Government of India Fertilizer Extension Project. In 1988 he joined Hunting Technical Services Ltd in the UK as a staff economist, for which he undertook a number of consultancy assignments for major international Development Organizations. In 1995 Mr Markanday joined FAO as an Economist in the Economics and Trade Division and in 2001 he transferred to the Investment Centre Division as Senior Economist. In 2008, Mr Markanday was appointed FAO Representative in Cambodia, where he received a national award, the first to a UN Agency, from the Prime Minister and Royal Government of Cambodia in recognition for services to the country by FAO. He returned to FAO Headquarters in May 2011 and briefly served as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Director-General Knowledge before being appointed as Chief of the Donor Liaison and Resource Mobilization Service in July 2011. In March 2013 Mr Markanday was appointed as FAO Representative to the World Bank in Washington DC.


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