Prof. Masresha Fetene Workneh
Co- President, InterAcademy Partnership
Masresha Fetene is the Co- President of the InterAcademy Partnerships. He is Professor of Plant Ecophysiologist at Addis Ababa University. He received his PhD in Plant Ecophysiology in 1990 from the Institute of Botany, The University of Darmstadt, Germany. Professor Masresha has several years of teaching experience. He has supervised and mentored numerous Masters and PhD students. Professor Masresha Fetene served as Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at Addis Ababa University. He made landmark contributions to enhance research capacity at Addis Ababa University. He initiated and oversaw the growth and expansion of graduate studies at the University through the introduction of new programs as well as quality improvement programs such as visiting scholarship schemes and formation of research consortia.
Professor Fetene is a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences and a Founding Fellow of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences. He has made significant contributions to professional and institutional building as founder of several organizations. He spearheaded the establishment of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences and currently serves as its Executive Director making a recognizable mark in nurturing a culture of science and scientific thinking among fellow citizen.