Meet our new General Manager: Mr. Assegid Gedamu

As of June 11, 2018, Mr. Assegid Gedamu has replaced Mrs. Annet Witteveen, as General Manager of Fair and Sustainable Ethiopia. Assegid has long years of experience in the consultancy and development sector, in Ethiopia and East Africa, among others, and we are very pleased to announce his arrival. Let’s introduce our new General Manager as follows:

Assegid T. Gedamu – a seasoned development practitioner and consultant, with valuable experience in sustainable rural development programs. His engagement on freelance consultancy, among others, encompasses – Project management, Organizational/thematic Capacity development, SMEs, and Participatory community/youth development. Since 2008, Assegid has conducted numerous studies, evaluation assignments, and program management support to several international and national organizations. Multidisciplinary in approach, he believes that structural issues (in socio political-economic context) often play a crucial role in advancing human development, not just through technical solutions. He holds a BSc in forestry/NRM and M.A. in rural development; an advanced diploma in Enterprise development through Value chains; as well as professional certificates in contemporary development topics. He’s a certified International Project Manager. Assegid has an extensive experience & wide exposure in short-term consultancy works as well as facilitated a number of training workshops in over 10 countries, particularly in eastern and southern part of Africa. Assegid is currently serving as General Manager for Fair & Sustainable Consulting (Ethiopia), and he lives in Addis Ababa with his family.