Abdullahi Abdulkadri is the Coordinator of the Statistics and Social Development Unit of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and a Professor of Applied Economics at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. Professor Abdulkadri also serves as ECLAC Caribbean’s focal point for the Sustainable Development Goals. In this role, he has led technical assistance missions to Aruba, the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, and Saint Kitts and Nevis and participated in SDG-related missions to Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago.
At The University of the West Indies, Professor Abdulkadri served as the Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Social Sciences between 2010 and 2013. He has also held research positions at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2000-2002) and at Michigan State University (2007-2010). His academic qualifications include a B.Agric.Tech. (First Class Honours) degree from The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, a M.Ec. degree from University of New England, Armidale, Australia, and a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Kansas State University. He has published on diverse economic topics in the areas of agriculture, health, climate change, the environment, risk and decision-making, sustainable development, and statistics.