Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of Ethiopia
Dr. Gemedo Dalle was appointed as Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia in November 2016. 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 Dalle 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. Furthermore, Dr. Gemedo is Associate Professor of Biodiversity and Vegetation Ecology in Addis Ababa University and has been teaching Ecology, Botany, Environmental Ecology and Biodiversity Management courses at post graduate levels.