Tesfachew Taffere is an Ethiopian national who leads (director) the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD's) Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programs since his appointment in October 2011.
Simon Langan (Ph.D.)
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has been in Ethiopia since 2003, after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the then Ministry of Water Resources to help the country that has long been affected by a series of drought and famine, though it is often dubbed as the water tower of Africa.
Professor Nico Steytler
Nico Steytler is a Professor of Law at the University of Western Cape, South Africa.
Mahamoud el-Solh (Ph.D) is the director general of the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA), an organization dedicated to investing in agricultural research with a special focus on enhancing productivity in dry areas.
Tefera Walwa, a veteran politician and a former high-ranking government official, stands tall among a few political leaders of the ruling party, the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), since the party's armed struggle days.
Mehari Taddele Maru (Ph.D.) is an international consultant and a Senior Fellow at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense College.