Mr Hussein Gadain, a national of Sudan, holds a B.Sc. in Civil and Hydraulic Engineering (First Class) from the Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan; a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Mr Gadain started his career in 1990 as Civil Engineer for the AGIB Group & Howard Humphreys Joint Venture in Khartoum, Sudan. In 1991, he joined the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources in Wad Medani, Sudan as Research Irrigation Engineer. From 1994 to 1998, he worked for the Water Resource Engineering Programme (WREP) at the University of Dar es Salaam.
Tanzania, as Research Assistant and as Researcher from 1998 to 2001. From 2001 to 2006, he served as Water Resources Specialist/Regional Hydrologist/Senior Scientist supporting agrometeorological hazards in the Greater Horn of Africa (10 countries) and their impacts on the region’s food security, under the United States Geological Survey/Earth Resources Observations & Science supporting the USAID FEWS NET Project in Nairobi, Kenya. Mr Gadain joined FAO in 2006 as Water Coordinator, Somalia Water and Land Information Management project (SWALIM) project based in Nairobi, Kenya. From 2013 to May 2016, he has been serving as Chief Technical Advisor for the SWALIM project. Mr Gadain was appointed as FAO Representative in Egypt in May 2016.