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Abdelrahman Lubowa

Abdelrahman Lubowa is a Senior Dietary Survey Advisor for Intake based at the Uganda office for FHI 360. He joined Intake in October 2018 and is currently leading Intake's technical assistance for the Zambia National Food Consumption and Micronutrient Survey. Before joining Intake, Lubowa worked as an independent consultant for various international organizations to implement dietary intake surveys in multiple African countries. Lubowa's core experience and expertise is in dietary assessment using 24-hour recalls. This experience spans over 15 years. In 2003 he worked with scientists from the Canadian Universities of Toronto and Ryerson as a counterpart for an IDRC/Agropolis research grant to examine the nutritional benefits of urban agriculture in Kampala. From 2004 to 2006 he worked for Urban Harvest under the International Potato Center (Uganda), then a CGIAR system-wide initiative on urban and peri-urban agriculture to coordinate various health research collaborations with Kampala City Council and other local partners in Kampala. Between 2007 and 2018 he worked as a consultant for HarvestPlus/IFPRI to implement dietary surveys of women of reproductive age and children under 5 years using the multiple pass 24-hour recall method in Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, Zambia and Mozambique as part of studies to evaluate the impact of bio-fortified foods on micronutrient status. He was part of the Makerere University team that carried out the Uganda 2008 food consumption survey funded by USAID under the A2Z project. In 2012-2013 he supported the Zambian food consumption survey under the Zambia National Food and Nutrition Commission. In the same year he supported the International Potato Center-Nairboi to evaluate the dietary outcomes of their agriculture and health project in Western Kenya. In 2014 he was contracted by CIAT-Rwanda to lead the dietary component of their 'Nutrition, Markets and Gender Survey' conducted in all 9 provinces of Rwanda.  In 2015 he was the lead consultant for GAIN's FACT survey in Uganda and in 2017 he co-led GAIN's study in Uganda to develop and test simplified dietary assessment methods. Between 2015 and 2016, Lubowa was the lead local consultant for a 2-year study in Eastern Uganda funded by UN-WFP in collaboration with the US Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention to evaluate the impact of micronutrient powder distribution among under 2-year old children. In 2018, Lubowa collaborated with the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University to support a 24-hour recall survey in Southern Ethiopia to measure impact/outcomes of a nutritional toolkit designed to improve child diets.  Lubowa received a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Technology from Makerere University, Uganda and is currently completing a Masters of Science degree in the same discipline.