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Alemayehu Wassie Eshete (Ph.D) is appointed as an Executive Director of ORDA as of Jan16/2019


Dr. Alemayehu Wassie Eshete was born in South Gondar, Ethiopia. He attended Alemaya University of Agriculture, Ethiopia (now Haromaya University) where he received a forestry degree in 1992.

He then joined the Ministry of Natural Resources & Environmental Protection as forestry expert, soon becoming head of the district (Woreda) office. In 1995 he moved to the Ministry of Agriculture before working from 1996-2000 for the NGO Food for The Hungry International, where he served as Afforestation Head in Ethiopia.

He also worked for Organization for Rehabilitation and Development in Amhara (ORDA), as forest development project coordinator and Head of Planning and programming department.

He received an MSc in Forestry from Swedish University of Agricultural Science for his research on the roles of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido churches in the conservation of forest biodiversity. He earned his Ph.D. in 2007 from the Forest Ecology and Forest Management group (FEM) of the center for Ecosystem studies of Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

Dr. Alemayehu serves as a board memeber and an adjunct professor at Bahir Dar University and Board Member at Debre Tabor University, and has mentored dozens of Ethiopian graduate and undergraduate students in addition to his far-reaching administrative responsibilities. As a prominent and respected member of the Ethiopian academic community and employee of the Ethiopian government, Dr. Alemayehu represents an indispensable component of the research team. He has been working with many international universities to further study and raise international awareness of church forests since 2005.

In Nature…/d41586-019-00275-x/index.html…

In National Geographic…/ethiopian-church-fore…/

Far beyond his academic research, Dr. Alemayehu Wassie is also a talented writer in the world of literature. He has published Emegua, Ziguara & Merbebit mystic nobles that many readers witnessed for his gifted literary skills and contents.

We are happy for joining ORDA and wish him a pleasant working time!

Let's all encourage him to support his people & country with his full capacity!

Last Updated (Monday, 04 February 2019 07:09)

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