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15 October 2020

WeForest Desa’a Forest and Landscape Restoration Project Consultancy

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WeForest is evaluating its livelihoods strategy and untapped opportunities. We are looking for business-minded individual(s) with strong analytical skills and the ability to formulate realistic, sustainable interventions with clear benefits for poor people and forests in its Desa’a intervention area in the Tigray region.

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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 Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)