Dr. Bisrat Aklilu
Mr. Bisrat Aklilu is a Senior Advisor for sustainable development, program evaluation, and fund management. Mr. Aklilu advises national governments and multilateral organizations including the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF), Center for International Forestry Research (CIBOR), and Syria Recovery Trust Fund (SRTF). Mr. Aklilu has also worked with the UN for over 25 years, including as the Deputy Executive Director and Director of Operations at the UN Office of Project Services (UNOPS), and as the Executive Coordinator of the Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) Office located in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Mr. Aklilu established and managed the MPTF Office, which when he left the UN in 2013, held a portfolio of over 100 trust funds valued at over $6 billion and is the first UN Office to introduce full public transparency through real-time financial data and narrative reporting. He has been a Director of Chemonics International Inc. since August 03, 2016. Mr. Aklilu holds a Ph.D. Economics and M.A. in Economics from Boston University, where he was also an assistant professor, and a M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Massachusetts.