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19 July 2018
Featured, Project News

The rains have arrived in Ethiopia

July 2018: the planting can start in the north of Ethiopia. The nursery employees are preparing seedlings to be loaded to the truck and transplanted by the community to our final restoration sites in the degraded Desaa forest.
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Aklilu Negussie Mekuria

Country Director Ethiopia

Aklilu oversees the various landscape restoration and planting projects in Ethiopia. He holds a PhD in Bioscience Engineering from the University of Leuven (Belgium) and a Master's degree in Tropical Land Resources Management from Mekelle University (Ethiopia). Prior to joining WeForest, Aklilu conducted research in Africa and Europe for 12 years in forest ecology, management science, ecosystem safety, invasive plant, agronomy, plant propagation, bioenergy-biofuel, forest entomology, and non-timber forest products and worked for two years as a Consultant at World...