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Tebila Nakelse

Research Lead, Global Agricultural Productivity Initiative (GAP Initiative)

Dr. Tebila Nakelse serves as the GAP Initiative Research Lead for the Global Agricultural Productivity Initiative, leading the research and analysis agenda for the annual GAP Report. Originally from Burkina Faso, he earned his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University. His prior roles include working at UN-FAO as a Policy Specialist and Senior Policy Advisor, and positions at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and the Africa Rice Center.

Tebila has extensive experience in various countries including the US, UK, Italy, Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, and Burkina Faso. He will bring his significant expertise in agricultural productivity and policy to the GAP Initiative, linking the GAP Report with vital food and public policy issues.