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Farzana Ramzan

Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Farzana Ramzan, Ph.D., is a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor with USAID’s Bureau for Food Security.  Farzana advises her team and the Bureau on emerging technologies and innovations in MEL, and will be managing a new award that applies remote sensing and machine learning methods to monitor Feed the Future activities. She is also the MEL advisor for USAID field missions in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Zambia, manages the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index portfolio, and leads the gender metrics and analysis portfolio on her team. Farzana recently completed a Certificate in Data Science at Georgetown University, and employed machine learning methods for her capstone project.  Farzana received a fellowship from the Brooks World Poverty Institute to pursue her doctorate at the University of Manchester, employing mixed methods to examine food insecurity, agriculture and gender in rural Tanzania.  She was also a research associate at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania), and a visiting research student at the University of Wisconsin (Madison).