TOPEX SPEAKER: ILO EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST -MR. Kinan Albahnasi
|Mr. Kinan Albahnasi is the Employment Specialist for the International Labour Organization (ILO) Office for Pacific Island Countries (PICs), based in Suva, Fiji.|
Mr. Albahnasi has substantive international technical and policy-making experience, having spent the majority of his career working for UN organizations, supporting governments and private sector across varying roles within policy formulation, advisory, research, innovation, management and academic teaching.
Before his appointment in Fiji, he served as the ILO Chief Technical Adviser on Inclusive Labour Market for Job Creation in Georgia. Before that, he worked as the ILO Chief Technical Adviser on Innovations in Labour Market Governance in Dubai; Specialist on Labour Market Information for Migration Policy in Bangkok and ILO Bangladesh.
Prior to joining the ILO, Mr. Albahnasi worked as a specialist on Jobs, Livelihoods and Inclusive Growth; and Director of Labour Market Observatory at UNDP. He also held various positions and consultancy assignments in UNDP Bangladesh, Yemen, Algeria, Syria and Assistant Professor/Lecturer in multiple universities (USA, UK, and UAE). He holds degrees from University College London (UCL) in the UK, and Northeastern University in Boston, U.S.