Degefie Tibebe

Degefie holds PhD degree in Atmosphere-Land Interactions from University of Muenster, Germany, MSc. Degree in GIS and Remote Sensing from Addis Ababa University, postgraduate diploma in Computer Science from HiLCoE School of Computer Science and Technology, and BSc. degree in Soil and Water Conservation from Mekelle University. His area of expertise are micrometeorology, eco-hydrological modelling, geospatial modelling and remote sensing application to environmental monitoring, and climate change adaptation and mitigation in the agricultural sector.
He worked in different research positions including research project and program leaders when he was working for Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research. His main research focus was adapting and mitigating Ethiopian agriculture to climate change. As part of that, he contributed to the development of digital agro-climate advisory system for Ethiopia.
He also contributed to the development of land degradation indicators using remote sensing products and big data analytics for agricultural transformation. He worked also as division head of Hydro-sedimentology and Climate Change Research at Water and Land Resources Centre, Addis Ababa University. Degefie is also engaged in different activities related to promoting open data access, data analytics and modelling among the agrarian communities in Ethiopia.
He is currently working for Alliance Biodiversity and CIAT as spatial analyst based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is part of the Multifunctional Landscapes team contributing to different projects and initiatives. He contributes to Sustaining Soil Health Initiative, Agroecology transition, Excellence in Agronomy, Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research in Africa , Sustainable Intensification of mixed highland systems, and other similar national efforts and is responsible for design and development of frameworks, decision support tools, agro-advisory services and development of digital solutions.