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Registration: 27.11.2023

Isam Basheir

Specialization: ICT Solution Associate


Developing Sorghum Forecasting Models using Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Neural Network (ANN) architectures are developed, investigated, and tested for forecasting Sorghum yield for the selected study area in Gedarif state. Rainfall data is provided by Meteorological Authority, Satellite images are collected from (Famine Early Warning System (FEWS) website, and Sorghum yield is provided by Ministry of Agriculture – Gedarif state. The study has developed and analyzed 32 models of neural networks to predict the production of Sorghum yield (as output data) by using the seasonal rainfall data and satellite images vegetation indices (as input data).

Sorghum Yield Forecasting Model Using Satellite based Vegetation Indices in the Rain fed Sectors in Sud.

Nine Neural Network forecasting models are investigated in one study area ( Gedaref) GRVI is [Green Red Vegetation Index] used for Neural Network input Preprocessing by normalizing the data sets with mean 0 and standard deviation 1 • Sorghum forecasting models are developed using RBF [Radial Basis Function] network.

Developing Sorghum Forecasting Models using Artificial Intelligence

This abstract include the other forecasting models.


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Work experience

Senior ICT Solution Associate
05.2007 - 11.2023 |World Food Programme
Automaton of Paper Voucher Reconciliation Tools
• Support existing applications evaluation in consultation with Development Team leader the impact of any possible enhancements and making sure the whole applications are consistent, documented, and known by the internal customer and ICT. • As the application portal administrator, I oversee Sudan application portal migration into Windows 2019 and SQL server 2019. Sudan application portal contains at least 23 applications benefited by the business units in Sudan CO. • Member of the team who developed Personal and Salary Portal (PASPORT) participated in the automation design process and developing reports modules. Providing training and creating reports to Sudan users. • Automation of Paper Voucher Reconciliation tool for reconciliation paper voucher redemption is one of my achievements in WFP. I managed to develop the application using SQL database and web programming languages. This application was implemented in Nyala AO by World Vision Organization for two years. • Actively participate in planning and coordination activities, identify operational shortcomings, and propose remedies or improvements in beneficiary registration and distributions. I work as a SCOPE registration manager with charges such as preparing registration equipment, training users, and testing the software and hardware relevant to this registration tool. • Conducting beneficiary registration missions to WFP various area offices around Sudan on at least five camps targeting around 66,000+ HHs by preparing and testing SCOPE registration software and hardware. • Providing CBT service delivery by printing bank pre-paid cards and SCOPE e-voucher cards targeting camps beneficiaries distributed by coordination partners. • Managing databases by upgrading into advanced versions such as MS ACCESS to SQL Server 2005, and SQL Server 2008R2 into SQL Server 2017). • Providing analytical solutions such as data visualization dashboards to ensure data cleansing and consistency using Tableau.
Head of Computer Branch
07.2001 - 07.2006 |Sudan Customs
• Head of Computer Branch of technical equipment department in charge of managing automation projects of customs data. • Participate in identifying the operational activities and schedule tasks for the team. • Guide the monitoring process of the project execution during the period of the automation project. • Build team capacity after evaluating the performance of the staff member achievements. • Member of the team involved in the automation of Sudanese customs data through the ASYCUDA (Automated System for Customs Data) which was recommended by the World Customs Organization and developed by UNCTAD. • Development of business application targeted to integrate ASYCUDA functionality. • Team member of the management committee to follow up on the planned activities.
Software Developer
11.1998 - 07.2001 |NDA
Python, SQL, PHP, MATLAB, ERP systems
• Developing software applications in Earthmoving Corporation (Government). • Supervising ERP systems such as Dealerman II software and developing applications to integrate the business system for Sudanese Tractors Company (private). • University of Gezira (education) as a computer science instructor and supervision of graduate projects.

Educational background

Computer science (Doctor of Science)
2013 - 2018
University of Khartoum
Computer Science (Masters Degree)
2002 - 2004
University of Khartoum
Computer science (Bachelor’s Degree)
1983 - 1988
University of Khartoum