Sintayehu W. Dejene (PhD) holds a PhD in Production Ecology and Resource Conservation from Wageningen University, The Netherlands in October 2017.
He is currently working for Alliance Biodiversity and CIAT as a research project coordinator for the livestock water monitoring project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is part of the Climate Action team contributing to different projects and initiatives. His area of expertise is in the areas of natural resource, biodiversity, ecosystem services, rangeland resource assessment and management, climate change adaptation and mitigation, geospatial modelling and remote sensing in forest, grassland and agricultural systems. He is also contributes to climate change and livestock and diversification for resilient agribusiness ecosystems in East and Southern Africa CGIAR initiative.
He worked in different research positions including research Training and Research Head at Africa Centre of Excellence in Climate Smart Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation (ACE Climate SABC) of Haramaya University, Ethiopia.
He has expertise in capacity building, research, international project development, implementation and engagement experience in sustainable agriculture, natural resource management, integrated environment and ecosystem rehabilitation and management, climate-change mitigation, adaptation and resilience working with diverse partners and stakeholders including students, farmers, government policy makers and international development partners.
He has been actively working developmental research in the areas of natural resource and climate change including pastoralism, sustainable agriculture, climate smart agriculture, climate and spatial modeling, environment, and ecology projects in forest, grassland and agricultural systems.