Interim Office Head
International Water Management Institute, East Africa
Dr Haileslassie is trained in nutrient cycling and soil fertility management from University of Gottingen, Germany in 2005. He has more than 20 years of development and research experiences in Africa and South Asia.
He worked for various organizations at the capacity of irrigation agronomist, soil surveyor, watershed management planner, agricultural system ecologist and coordinator of river basin master plan studies and focal person for South Asian agricultural system research
His expertise areas include Irrigation agronomy, soil survey and land evaluation, river basin planning and integrated watershed management, agricultural system land and water productivity analysis, agricultural production system analysis, quantifying key sustainability indicators and trade off across spatial and temporal scales as well as providing scientific and administration leadership in development and implementation of R4D.