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ALEBEL BAYRAU

Senior Research Fellow (Ethiopia Coordinator)


Dr. Alebel Bayrau Weldesilassie is a Senior Research Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute (formers Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). He is currently coordinating the Poverty and Socia...

FITSUM MULUGETA

Africa Early Years Fellow (Ethiopia Deputy Coordinator)


Fitsum has 10+ years of experience working in development across the private sector, academia, policy think-tanks, non-profits and multilateral organizations. Prior to his current position of Africa E...

DAGIM BELAY

Postdoctoral Researcher


Dagim Belay is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His main area of interest focus on using impact evaluation tools to infor...

SHIBIRU AYALEW

Senior Lecturer


Shibiru Ayalew Melesse is currently a PhD candidate in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior at Seoul National University, South Korea. He has received a Master of Business Administrat...

GETACHEW MULLU

Assistant Professor


Dr. Getachew Mullu Kassa completed his PhD in Reproductive Health Sciences from the PAN African University Life and Earth Science Institute, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He also obtained his Mast...

TEWODROS ASSEFA

Associate Researcher


Tewodros Tesemma is a PhD candidate at the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Tesemma is also an Associ...

Solomon Zena Walelign

Research fellow


Solomon Zena Walelign is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Visiting Scholar at the University of California Berkeley, a research fellow at the World Bank, and...

Tigist Mekonnen Melesse

Development Economist


Tigist Mekonnen Melesse is a development economist with the World Bank working on poverty analysis, regional integration, trade, and agriculture-industry linkages. Tigist holds a PhD in Econom...

Saba Yifredew


Saba Yifredew is a lecturer at the department of economics at Addis Ababa University. She is currently Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the University of Verona, Italy. She was the Chairperson of th...

Gashaw Abate

Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)


Gashaw Abate (short-term fellow) is a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Ethiopia. He holds his PhD in Development Studies from University of Trento, Ital...