Laila Lokosang

A seasoned Information Systems Specialist with work experience that spans 25 years in various capacities in Africa, Laila Lokosang is conversant with current health, food security and nutrition issues and developments.  Mr. Lokosang has performed close to 20 consultancies funded by organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), the European Union Commission, the World Bank and bilateral agencies (Canadian International Development Agency , United States Agency for International Development). From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Lokosang has been an associate of four international consultancy firms specializing in health information systems and monitoring and evaluation of health and livelihoods. His distinguished area of competency is database and systems design. He is the principle author of a number of reports: Directory of HIV/AIDS Support Groups in Malawi, 2000. Malawi Prenatal Morbidity and Mortality Survey Report, 2002, Operation Manual for Malawi Nurses and Midwives Electronic Registry, 2006 Southern Sudan HIV and AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, 2008.Southern Sudan United Nations General Assembly Special on HIV and AIDS (UNGASS) Report, 2007/8 Southern Sudan United Nations General Assembly Special on HIV and AIDS (UNGASS) Report, 2009/10. Mr. Lokosang is also the author of two books and numerous journal articles. From March 2012 Mr. Lokosang has been serving in a fixed-term consultancy capacity as Senior Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Adviser for Food and Nutrition Security. He served professionally in various national and international capacities: as a Lecturer of Business Statistics at the then Regional Accountancy Training Centre in Juba (2 years), South Sudan, head of the Health Statistics Department in the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in the then Equatoria Region of South Sudan (5 years), Health Information Systems Specialist with the United Nations in Malawi (1992-99) and Director for Monitoring and Evaluation with the Southern Sudan Commission for Census, Statistics and Evaluation (3 years). Mr. Lokosang holds a Bachelor of Science degree in statistics from the University of Juba and Master of Science degree (cum laude) in Statistics and Food Security from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. He is presently studying for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Statistics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. He is fluent in English, Arabic and has a working knowledge of French. He is well travelled, having so far visited over 25 countries.