Dr. Galal Ali is a Sudanese-born Canadian, who is currently working with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada as a Senior Project Manager. Galal maintains 2 domains of expertise; Water Infrastructure Engineering with specialization in Dams and Irrigation, and IT/IM Management. Galal obtained his PhD from MCEA in 1992 and worked in various countries such as Sudan, Uganda, Tajikistan, Russia, the US, Canada and Afghanistan
Galal deployed from 2009 to 2012 as a Senior Technical Advisor to Kandahar Province Reconstruction Team (KPRT) in Afghanistan with primary focus on water resource management and agricultural development to advance Canadian signature projects in Afghanistan.
During his 3 years posting in Afghanistan, Galal demonstrated outstanding dedication in his tireless efforts to deliver sustainable development in Kandahar Province, and among his colleagues, he was greatly valued for his exceptional wide-range of civil engineering knowledge and ability to share information and create solutions.
At great personal risk, Galal was always in the front lines with Canadian and US soldiers investigating problems, providing solutions and monitoring the progress of development, in all that he does, he sets an example of leadership, ethics, courage, and dedication.
Galal addressed multiple conferences and forums in Water Scarcity and Food Security in Afghanistan and Canada.
For his direct support to the NATO mission in Afghanistan and for brining credit to Canada, Galal received four of top GOC decoration medals: The Canadian General Service Medal, the Canadian Operational Medal, and Canadian Forces Medallion for Distinguished Service, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.