Stockholm University (SU) Sweden
International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth sciences (ITC) the Netherlands
Swedish University of agricultural Sciences (SLU) Sweden
Gessesse Dessie is an expert in human-environment interactions aspects of natural resources management.
He holds a PhD in Physical Geography from Stockholm University (SU), Sweden. He joined Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources (WGCFNR) in 1989 as an assistant lecturer and has since 2007 been an assistant professor at WGCFNR in Ethiopia. His previous positions at WGCFNR include Coordinator of post graduate climate change programme (2011-2012), Dean Faculty of Natural Resources (2007-2009), Head Office of Research, Publication and Extension (1997-2000), Head department of Forest Management (1991-1994). He has also undertaken consultancies for FAO’s East African Eucalyptus tree debate and ANAFE’s revitalizing forestry education in Africa initiative.
Gessesse has authored or co-authored referred journal articles, working papers and curricula documents at undergraduate and graduate level.