Abayinen AmareAbayineh Amare (Ethiopia) has been an Assistant Professor at Jimma University since 2018. He obtained his PhD degree from Addis Ababa University in Environment and Development Studies in 2018, and his Masters Degree in Rural Development from Haramaya University in 2010. His research aims to understand the vulnerability of local communities to climate change, their perceptions of this impact, and their traditional practices as a response to the adverse effects of this change, focusing on household food security and the local knowledge of coffee growing smallholder farmers in Jimma, Ethiopia.

Abayineh has received extensive specialized training in Bonn, Germany and Uppsala, Sweden. He has over six years research, teaching, and consultancy experience in research and university institutions. He has received the Africa Climate Leadership Program (AfriCLP), Africa Climate Change Fellowship Programme (ACCFP), and DAAD In-Country Scholarship Research awards. Abayineh has published 10 research articles on peer-reviewed journals, and a book chapter.

Abayineh was selected from almost 100 candidates for our Mentoring and Training Program in IPCC Processes for Early Career Mountain Researchers, a joint initiative between the MRI, University of Zurich, Helvetas, and ICIMOD, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Go to project page: Contribution to Sixth Assessment Cycle of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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