Early Warning Team Senior Staff

  • Laura Glaeser, Chief of Party
  • Tanya Boudreau, Deputy Chief of Party-Analysis
  • Aramis Penland, Deputy Chief of Party-Programs
  • Abdullahi Khalif, Network Development and Representation Advisor
  • Nigist Biru, Regional Representative - East Africa
  • Godfrey Kafera, Regional Representative - Southern Africa
  • Laouali Ibrahim, Regional Representative - West Africa
  • Lorena Aguilar, Regional Representative - Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Fahim Zaheer, Regional Representative - Rest of World
  • Vanessa Roy, Decision Support Advisor
  • Peter Thomas, Quality Assurance and Methods Advisor
  • Stephen Browne, Livelihoods Advisor
  • Sonja Perakis, Markets and Trade Advisor
  • Nour Nourey, Data Management Advisor
  • Felix Lee, IDIQ Manager

Regional Contacts | Country Contacts


The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on approximately 30 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, USGS, and CHC-UCSB, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica.
Learn more About Us.

Link to United States Agency for International Development (USAID)Link to the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) FEWS NET Data PortalLink to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Link to National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Earth ObservatoryLink to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service, Climage Prediction CenterLink to the Climate Hazards Center - UC Santa BarbaraLink to KimetricaLink to Chemonics