Dr. Amare Tegbaru
Dr Tegbaru has over 30 years of progressively responsible work experience in teaching, rural development, gender research, program coordination, management, and implementation from Sweden, to Southeast and South Asia, Eastern and Western Africa. He played a leading role in the development of the Humid Tropics gender research strategy of the CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) and broadened its social and power relational scope to include youth and other socially marginalized groups. He has enormously contributed to the development of the first and second phase Gender, Youth and Social Inclusive Strategy of Maize Agrifood System (MAFS), CGIAR Research Program (CRP) and served as a focal point for its implementation in West Africa on behalf of CIMMYT and IITA.
He was a founding member of the Executive Committee of the GENNOVATE project of the CGIAR dealing with comparative and global studies on gender norms, agency and innovation in agriculture and natural resource management using qualitative methodologies. Amare has authored and co-authored many scientific publications in peer reviewed journals. His countries of services include Sweden, Thailand, Bhutan, Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, andTanzania.
Amare obtained his PhD and “Fil. Kand” (Philosophy Candidate Degree) in social anthropology from Stockholm University and his undergraduate studies in economics and political science from Paris Sorbonne University and Addis Ababa University.