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AWARD Welcomes New Staff

I’m delighted to introduce Mr. Hailemichael Beyene, AWARD’s new Program Research and Evaluation Specialist.

Hailemichael joins us from the International Livestock and Research Institute’s (ILRI) Addis Ababa campus where he served as the Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist for the Ethiopia Livestock and Irrigation Value chain for Smallholders project (LIVES).  He previously worked with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Agriculture, where he was an M&E Specialist on an African Development Bank (AfDB) funded Agricultural Sector Support Project (ASSP).  He also has experience working as a Social-Economic Research Officer at Ethiopia’s Southern Agricultural Research Institution (SARI).

Hailemichael holds a Masters’ degree (with Distinction) in Development Evaluation and Management from the University of Antwerp in Belgium and a BSc in Agricultural Extension from Alemaya University in Ethiopia. He is a specialist in several areas of M&E including research, impact evaluation, equity focused evaluation, and sustainability evaluation.  He holds specialist certifications from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, Canada’s Institute for Development Economics and Administration, and the Government of India’s National Water Academy among others.

An active contributor to Africa’s growing M&E sector, Hailemichael serves as a board member of the Ethiopian Evaluation Association (EEvA) and is a member of the African Evaluation Association (AfREA).  He has also published extensively on M&E in the African context.

Hailemichael is an important addition to the AWARD team as we move into our new 2017-2022 strategy and he will work with the rest of the team to raise AWARD’s global and regional profile as a leader in generating, curating, disseminating, and applying evidence for gender responsive agricultural research and development. Hailemichael will assist Michele Mbo’o Tchouawou, our new Deputy Director of Programs, with AWARD’s research, monitoring, evaluation, and data analysis activities.

Please join me and the rest of the AWARD staff in congratulating Hailemichael and welcoming him to the AWARD family.