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Dr. Gemedo Dalle Tussie

Gemedo Dalle Tussie

Associate Professor
Addis Ababa University
Dr Gemedo Dalle is Associate Professor of Vegetation Ecology and Biodiversity Management at Center for Environmental Science, Addis Ababa University. He holds a PhD in Rangeland Ecology (Agricultural Sciences) from Georg-August University of Goettingen, Germany, MSc in Botanical Sciences (Biology) and BSc in Biology both from Addis Ababa University. Dr Gemedo Dalle had served at a capacity of Minister from November 2016 to October 2018 for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry of Ethiopia. He had been Director General of the Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute from 2012 to October 2016. He served in different capacities in the same institute in the past including as Director of the Genetic Resources Transfer and Regulation Directorate and Head of the Forest Genetic Resources Conservation Department. Dr Gemedo has been teaching Ecology, Botany, Environmental Ecology and Biodiversity Management courses at post graduate levels. His professional focus is on biodiversity conservation and management, ecosystem management and vegetation ecology.
Furthermore, Dr Gemedo Dalle is among the African Negotiators in International Conventions such as the Nagoya protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources (ITPGRFA). He has served as CBD, Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and ITPGRFA National Primary Focal Point for Ethiopia.
At global level, Dr. Gemedo Dalle served as Chair of the CBD Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical and Technological Advises (SBSTTA) from November 2012 to October 2014.
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