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Bahiru Asfaw Bonsema
Bahiru Asfaw Bonsema
Course: Marshal Papworth 10-week Short Course
University: Shuttleworth College
Year of completion: 2016

Bahiru is working for NGO Sustainable Natural Resource Management Association. He is the Project Facilitator for a tenant natural forest within his target area.

Doni Tufa Gurara
Doni Tufa Gurara
Course: Marshal Papworth 10-week Short Course
University: Shuttleworth College
Year of completion: 2016

Doni is currently working for Vision of Community Development Association in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as a Project Officer (funded by Tree Aid).

Gizaw Dabessa Satessa
Gizaw Dabessa Satessa
Course: MSc Livestock Production Science
University: Writtle College
Year of completion: 2015/2016

He is currently working at Ambo University as a Lecturer. As a lecturer he is required to teach pharmacology, physiology and toxicology to animal science and veterinary science students. He also expected researches the broad area of animal production of health.

Nebiat Getahun Dejene
Nebiat Getahun Dejene
Course: MSc Conservation and land management
University: Bangor University
Year of completion: 2015/2016

Nebiat is currently working as a Project Officer for Intermon Oxfam in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. He is working with highly vulnerable communities who face frequent drought, flood and other natural disasters.

Negasi Fisha Haftu
Negasi Fisha Haftu
Course: Marshal Papworth 10-week Short Course
University: Shuttleworth College
Year of completion: 2015

Negasi currently works as a Community Facilitator for Farm Africa. His role and responsibilities are to facilitate project participants in identification and targeting, facilitate community meetings and prepare community action plan, document & record the ongoing activities, outputs and outcomes.

Teklay Fisseha Berhe
Teklay Fisseha Berhe
Course: Marshal Papworth 10-week Short Course
University: Shuttleworth College
Year of completion: 2015

Teklay works in the Office of Agriculture and Rural Development as an Office Manager. His main responsibilities are to help farmers enhance their production and train farmers in new technologies and research-based practice.

Mesfin Abebe
Mesfin Abebe
Course: MSc Communication for innovation and Development
University: Reading University
Year of completion: 2014/2015

People in Mesfin’s community have been bombarded with free hand-outs and relieve aids. This (though needed sometimes saves lives) has sapped the confidence and self-belief of the people which render them powerless and hopeless. This ultimately kills any prospect of local innovation and problem-solving skills. What he gained from his study is a way of insulating confidence, hope and self-belief through proper communication channels and promotion of local innovations.

Read Mesfin’s case study here.

Negus Mesele Deribew
Negus Mesele Deribew
Course: MSc in International Natural Resources Development
University: Bangor University
Year of completion: 2007/2008

Negus gained the knowledge, skills and practice that enabled him to provide improved services for the dry land farmers in his country

Koronso Redae Gebru
Koronso Redae Gebru
Course: MSc in International Resources and Development
University: Bangor University
Year of completion: 2006/2007

Koronso has continued his work helping farmers and the poor community. With his knowledge, he has improved the situation for the farmers in the northern regions of Ethiopia.

Dejene Kassahun Mengistu
Dejene Kassahun Mengistu
Course: MSc in International Resources and Development
University: Bangor University
Year of completion: 2006/2007

Dejene is looking to use his experience to train students in the field of natural resource management and agricultural skills within Universities.

Dubale Admasu Tessema
Dubale Admasu Tessema
Course: MSc in International Resource Management
University: Bangor University
Year of completion: 2005/2006

Dubale returned home to continue working for FARM-Africa.

Awol Ail Robso
Awol Ail Robso
Course: MSc in Agro Forestry
University: Bangor University
Year of completion: 2009/2010

Awol is applying his new skills by rejoined the Multipurpose Community Development Project as well as working with other organisations focused on sustainable rural development.

Michael Assefa Dadi
Michael Assefa Dadi
Course: MSc Natural Resource Management
University: Cranfield University
Year of completion: 2002/2003

Michael is now busy working with FARM-Africa in Kenya.

Benyam Asfaw
Benyam Asfaw
Course: MA in Social Development and Sustainable Livelihood
University: University of Reading
Year of completion: 2008/2009

Upon returning home, Benyam, joined an NGO at a capacity that allowed him to help design projects to help improve the lives of farmers.

Sinishaw Adafree
Sinishaw Adafree
Course: MSc in International Horticulture
University: Writtle College
Year of completion: 2008/2009

Sinishaw hoped to work for a local or international company involved in the production and export of horticultural crops. He also hoped to be involved in research activities for horticultural crop development.

Worku Abebaw
Worku Abebaw
Course: MSc in International Natural Resource Development
University: Bangor University
Year of completion: 2008/2009

After Worku completed his studies he returned to Ethiopia to work to apply his knowledge and skills to benefit the rural community in the drought prone areas of the country.

Abraham Tegene Mekuria
Abraham Tegene Mekuria
Course: MSc in Rural Social Development and Sustainable Livelihoods
University: University of Reading
Year of completion: 2009/2010

Abraham works on a number of programmes that focus on rural development, livelihood security and social development. His intervention brings meaningful change to the lives of farmers who are located in the far South of Ethiopia, cut off from government development initiatives due to the areas inaccessibility.

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