The Team is composed of the Project Manager/Coordinator who is the person managing the day to day operations of the project (this role also includes the Project Coordinator, Chief Technical Advisor, and other members of the Project Team). The UNDP Country Office Programme Officer/Specialist is the UNDP programme officer who provides oversight and supervision support to the project. The Project Implementing Partner is the Government of Ethiopia through the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) and the Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute (EBI).

Mr Arega Mekonnen

Project Manager, EWCA

Mrs Wubua Mekonnen

Programme Specialist, UNDP Country Office

Professor Julian Bayliss

Chief Technical Advisor, UNDP Country Office

Dr Fanuel Kebede

Project Coordinator (Component 1 & 2), EWCA

Dr Demeke Datiko

Project Coordinator (Component 3), Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute

Mr Behailu Mekonnen

M & E Officer, EWCA

Mrs Neway Betemariam

Finance Officer, EWCA

Mr Addisu Asefa

Research Officer, EWCA


Kumara Wakjira

Director General, EWCA

Ethiopian WildlifeConservation Authority

Implementing partner for components 1,2,4

Mr Kumara Wakjira
T: +251 910 314351

Ethiopian BiodiversityInstitute

Implementing partners for component 3

Dr Melese Maryo
T: +251 911464019

United NationsDevelopment Program

Implementing partner delegated by donor

Mrs Wubua Mekonnen
T: +251 911561417