Climate Change Advisor
UK Department for International Development (DFID)
As one of Ethiopia’s most influential environmental advocates, Negusu provided strategic leadership for environmental advocacy and awareness-raising campaigns as Director of the Forum for Environment. In February 2012, he took up his current position as Climate Change Advisor to DFID. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of Akirma: A Magazine on Environment and Development, and Co-Editor of the Ethiopian Environment Review, which he launched in 2010. Negusu has successfully spearheaded and played key roles in national and international initiatives for conservation and sustainable use of environmental resources. He co-founded and currently co-chairs the Ethiopian Civil Society Network on Climate Change, which comprises 60 organizations. Negusu also co-chairs the United Nations Environment Program’s Advisory Group on International Environmental Governance.