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Independent experts nominated by country party

Michael Berhane Asres

First name
Michael Berhane
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Environmental sciences/ecology
Other Disciplines
Natural Resources Management
Thematic Areas
Sustainable land management
Soil conservation
Water conservation
UN languages spoken


Geographical Focus
Job function
Soil and Water Conservation Unit, Agricultural Extension Department
Telephone number
Work experience
1. Unit Head, Soil and Water Conservation Unit, in Agricultural Extension Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Asmara Eritrea
2. Project coordinator, Catchment and Landscape Management Project, (a project funded by co – financers: Government of Eritrea, Global Environmental Facilities (GEF) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ) Ministry of Agriculture Asmara, Eritrea
3. Senior Soil and Water Conservation Expert as well as Monitoring and Evaluation Expert, Asmara Eritrea
4. Natural resource management works coordinator in Self help Africa (a program under Ministry of agriculture) Asmara, Eritrea.
Since 1997, I worked in natural resources management by organizing and supervising natural resources management measures as well as organizing and providing training to women, disabled and poor households in war affected areas. When I was working as a site manager and project coordinator, I prepared annual work plan and budget of the project, supervised the implementation of the planned activities, prepared and consolidated progress reports, participated in training and workshops organized by GEF/ IFAD. Moreover, since 2010, I am coordinating national programs related to Sustainable Land Management: participating in master plan preparation, project proposal development works, supervising the implementation of the planned activities, organizing and participating in training and workshops related to natural resources management; as Project Coordinator and Head of Soil and Water Conservation Unit in Ministry of Agriculture Asmara, Eritrea
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
B.Sc. Degree, Soil and Water Conservation, 1996
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Extension Department, 2015, Land Reclamation Technical Manual, Asmara, Eritrea.

2. Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Extension Department, 2015, Watershed Study Manual(in local language), Asmara. Eritrea

3. Ministry of Education, 2014, a text book “Soil and Water Conservation Engineering for high school diploma level, Asmara, Eritrea

4. Ministry of Information, 2016, The role of trees and shrubs in conserving and enhancing soil fertility, Eritrean national news paper “Hadas Eritrea”, Number 221, page 3, Asmara, Eritrea.

5. University of Asmara, 1996, the effect of mulching on reducing soil loss in different slopes, Asmara, Eritrea.
Other activities
1. Member of the Green Climate Fund

2. Member of the Eritrean _National Greening Campaign

3. Member of the Eritrean National Sustainable Land Management Technical Committee

4. Member of the National Technical Bid Evaluating Committee for the Natural Resources.

5. Member of the Association of Professional Eritreans in Agricultural Sciences
1. Certificate of Appreciation for the relentlessly contributed as a member of the National Organizing and Evaluating Committee of the Greening Campaign. Ministry of Agriculture, 2016 Asmara, Eritrea.
2. Certificate of Appreciation for the tirelessly contributed as a site Manager, Senior expert and Project Coordinator in Self Help Development International (Self Help Africa), 2010, Asmara, Eritrea.

3. Secretary in Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) for the Finish Mission School and honorary chair person of the Green club of the same school, since 2014, Asmara, Eritrea
Organisation name
Ministry of Agriculture
Organisation nature
Agricultural Extension
Organisation street address

Organisation city
Organisation post code
PO Box 1048
Organisation country