Beamlak Tesfaye has joined the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Communication and Knowledge Management (CKM) team as knowledge management and communications expert starting April 2017.
She is a graduate in political sciences and international relations and print journalism respectively from Addis Ababa University. In addition, Tesfaye has an MSc degree in sustainable development from Uppsala University, Sweden.
Previously, she worked as knowledge management and communication expert for the ILRI-led Livestock and Irrigation Value-chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project and before that as development outreach and communications specialist for the United States Agency for International Development Agribusiness and Trade Expansion Program (USAID ATEP). She has also been involved with the Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) project of ACDI/VOCA in northern Ghana and an environmental NGO, Afrika Kontact based in Copenhagen.
Tesfaye is based in Addis Ababa and will be providing knowledge management and communications support to ILRI’s director general’s representative office in Ethiopia and ILRI projects including the Sustainable Rangelands Management initiative in Tanzania, International Rangelands initiative, SmaRT Ethiopia project and the Sustainable Intensification of Maize and Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA) program.