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Researchers and Staff

Resident staff of ECRC are listed on this page.

 

  • Data Management and Knowledge Repository Program lead

Abera, Samuel

Samuel Abera is the Data Management and Knowledge Repository program lead at ECRC. He has MSc in Statistics from Addis Ababa University and MPhil in Demography from University of Cape Town. His areas of expertise include Computational Statistics, Econometric Modeling, Impact Evaluation, Demographic Analysis, Health Economics, and Project Management.

  • GIS Analyst

Amare, Sahleselassie

Sahleselassie Amare is a Research Officer and GIS analysis specialist at ECRC. He holds BSc. in Agriculture from Mekelle University and MSc. in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation from ITC (Faculty of  Geo-information Science and Earth Observation), University of Twente.

  • Research Officer

Arega, Tiruwork

Tiruwork Arega is a Research Officer at Environment and Climate Research Center, EDRI. She received Master’s degree in Climate and Society from Mekelle University in 2015. Her research interests include energy economics, climate economics, environmental economics, technology adoption and resource flow.

  • Data and Knowledge Management officer

Ayalew, Yabebal

Yabebal Ayalew is Data and Knowledge Management officer in ECRC. He obtained his bachelor degrees in statistics with minor computer science from Addis Ababa University in 2007. From the same university he has received MSc in Statistics in 2010.

  • Research Fellow

Bekele Woldeyes, Firew

Firew Bekele Woldeyes is a Research Fellow at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute, currently working as Workgroup Lead for Environment and Climate Research Center to develop a Sustainable Urbanisation Programme. He holds a PhD in Economics and Management from Aarhus University.

  • SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW

Bezabih, Mintewab

Mintewab Bezabih is a senior Research Fellow at the Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC) based at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). Before joining ECRC, she has been working at the Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

  • Research Fellow

Damte Beyene, Abebe

Abebe Damte is a research fellow at the Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC) based at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). His field of specialization is in environmental economics which include natural resource management, energy, climate change and agriculture.

  • Junior Research Fellow

Fentie, Amare

Amare Fentie is a junior research fellow at Environment and Climate Research Center (EfD Ethiopia) with Msc in Environmental and resource Economics from University of Gondar. Before joining the center, he has taught undergraduate Economics courses at Debre Birhan University.  Currently, he is working in the center's thematic area of energy, sustainable agriculture and forestry.

  • Research Fellow

Gebreegziabher, Zenebe

Zenebe Gebreegziabher is a Research Fellow at the Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC) at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). He contributes to energy and forestry research programs of the centre. Zenebe is also an assistant professor of economics at the Department of Economics, Mekelle University. He completed his PhD in economics at Wageningen University in 2007.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Gebreeyesus, Mulu

Mulu Gebreeyesus is a senior researcher at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). He is also a Senior Program Lead at the Environment and Climate Research Centre (ECRC) based in EDRI. He was previously a Research Fellow at the United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) Maastricht, the Netherlands.

  • Research Fellow

Gebreheiwot, Tagel

Tagel Gebrehiwot is a graduate economist and is a research fellow at the Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Twente, the Netherlands.

  • Admin Assistant

Gebrekidan, Rahwa

Rahwa Gebrekidan is working as Administrative assistant at Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC). She holds BA Degree in business administration and information Systems from Addis Ababa University College of Commerce.

  • Research Officer

Gebru, Haleluya T

Mrs. Haleluya Tesfaye is a research and policy interaction officer at ECRC participating in cross cutting issues in Urbanization and other thematic areas of ECRC’s research program. Haleluya holds MSc in Economics from university of Trento in 2014. Her areas of interest include behavioral economics, lab and field experiments, poverty reduction, development and public policy

  • Project and Data Management Officer

Ghebremedhin, Zelealem

Zelealem is currently working as a Project and Data management Officer at ECRC. He holds MSc in Economics from Addis Ababa University in 2008. He has specialized in Economics with concentration on policy analysis. Formerly, Mr. zelealem has worked as a Research Expert and as a Research Assistant.

  • Research Fellow

Hassen, Sied

Sied Hassen is post-doctoral researcher at Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC), the Ethiopian Development Research Institute from September 1, 2015. He coordinates energy research program at the center. He finished his PhD in Economics from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden in June 2015.

  • Center Director and Senior Research Fellow

Medhin, Haileselassie

Haileselassie Medhin  is the center director of ECRC.  His  research interests include behavioral and experimental economics, environmental economics and development economics.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Mekonnen, Alemu

Alemu Mekonnen is an Associate Professor of economics at the School of Economics of Addis Ababa University. He has taught various subjects in economics for over two decades including natural resource and environmental economics at undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interests are on economic development and the environment.

  • Research Fellow

Meles, Tensay H.

Tensay Hadush is a Research Fellow at the Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC) based at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). Tensay together with ECRC and The World Bank has conducted a large household survey on electricity and water use in Addis Ababa in 2016 and this data set is being used as a pilot test for EfD/ECRC and SND collaboration.

  • Junior Research Fellow

Mulugeta Negede, Betelhem

Betelhem M. Negede is currently working as a Research Officer on the Ethiopian forestry sector at ECRC. She holds a BA in Economics from the University of Toulouse and a M.Sc. in Economics and International Development, specialized in Environment and Natural Resources Management from CERDI-University of Auvergne, France.

  • Research Officer

Seifemichael, Robel

Robel Seifemichael is currently working as a Research Officer on Adaptation to increase resilience to climate change in Ethiopian agriculture at ECRC. He holds BSC in Statistics and BA in Economics from Addis Ababa University and he also have M.Sc. in Economics, specializing Natural Resource and Environmental Economics from Addis Ababa University.

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