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Fadhel Rida, PhD

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Name: Fadhel Rida Senior MIS Applications Specialist



Economist with Ph.D. and long research and computing career at leading international organizations and international research centres (The International Centre of Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), and America Middle East Educational and Training Services Inc. (AMIDEAST)). Specific research and computing expertise: groundwater economic modelling research, system dynamics modelling, agricultural policy research, biometrics computing, statistical, econometrics analysis, and scientific computing. Long experience in database applications development as well as implementation and support of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.


His experience and scientific carrier has been based on rigorous academic education in four reputable universities in Iraq, UK and Turkey. He also followed advanced courses on programming, system design and analysis in leading computing institutions.

Received grant from the German ministry of international cooperation through Kiel University to pursue Ph.D. research programme on groundwater economics modelling. The thesis was the first thesis pursued on computer models and scenarios for groundwater use sustainability.


Currently, He holds internationally recruited staff position at ICARDA as a senior MIS Applications Specialist responsible for the functional and technical operations of the Centre’s ERP Systems -UNIT4 BW and Oracle Applications eBusiness Suite- since 2002.



He has more than 10 years (1992-2002) of experience in modelling, scientific, and biometric computing with a strong research component on computer simulation modelling on groundwater economics. His specific position was scientific analyst programmer at ICARDA.


He delivered considerable number of training courses on ERP systems (Oracle& UBW) and  Oracle RDBMS and development tools. Conducted scientific training courses on biometrics and statistical computing and experimental data analysis for scientists and researchers from different regions of the world. He developed project management system and several scientific and business applications and databases.



  • Management Information System Expert


  • More than 25 years of continuous work experience in MIS applications design, development, implementation and support.
  • Functional and technical expertise in Oracle Applications eBusiness Suite and UNIT4 Business World ERP (U4BW) technologies, implementation and support.


  • Web application development and software project management.


  • Research and Modelling
  • Resource economist and scientific analyst/programmer with more than 10 years of biometrics computing and groundwater economic modelling and policy research. Reviewer of articles for high impact scientific journals.


Academic Qualification

Ph.D., Economics

(Resource Economics)

Cukurova University/ Adana-Turkey. 1998-2003
MA, International Studies

(International Economics)

University of Salford/ Manchester-England 1985-1987
Postgraduate Diploma,

(Energy Economics)

University of Surrey /Guilford-England 1983-1985
BA, (Economics&dministration) Al-Mustansiriya University, Baghdad-Iraq 1974-1978


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