Country Programme Manager
Tarek Kotb is a Country Programme Manager for the Near East, North Africa and Europe Division at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). He is currently responsible for Moldova, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Syria and Libya. His responsibilities include managing the development of strategies to reduce extreme rural poverty; collaborating with governments and stakeholders; designing, implementing, supporting and supervising loans and grants to maximize development effectiveness, impact and sustainability.
Before joining the Fund in 2014, Kotb served as the First Assistant to the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt (MWRI), and as a World Bank Water Resources Management Specialist and Head of the Planning Sector and Nile Water Sector in MWRI. His international experience in rural development projects incorporates extensive work in several countries in Africa and the Middle East.
Kotb holds a Ph.D. in Water Resources Management and Environmental Engineering from Osaka Prefecture University (Japan), M.Sc. in Irrigation Engineering from Southampton University (UK) and a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and Public Works from Ain Shams University (Egypt).