Country Office Staff

Abiyot Lakew

Technology Transfer Manager

Abiyot Lakew serves as Senior Technology Transfer Manager in the STEM Synergy's country office. Before joining STEM Synergy Inc., he served the Agro Technical and Technology College of Menschen fuer Menschen as a lecturer in the Manufacturing Technology Department for more than 12 years.
Abiyot comes to STEM Synergy with background experience of product design, manufacturing of prototypes, and teaching various Mechanical engineering courses to manufacturing and automotive students at MfM-ATTC.
Abiyot earned his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Addis Ababa University and Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering From Haramaya University. He is also finalizing his Master's degree in Energy Economics at Haramaya University.

Assegedech Shawel

Country Representative

Masters (MA) degree in 'Organizational Leadership’, From Azusa Pacific University May 9, 2009, California
B.Sc. degree in ‘Mathematics' from Addis Ababa University on July 17/1982;
Advanced diploma in secondary school principalship, from Dilla University, on September 28, 2005;
Diploma in Theology, from Pentecostal training College, 0n June 2001;

Professional Experiences
-Coordinated and facilitated public Higher Education, General Education and TVET Leaders capacity development program;
-Gave training on Competency based Education, Learning-Teaching and Assessment in Modular approach, and Monitoring and Evaluation to 1) Diredawa University 2) Defense University 3) Kabridihar University 4) CMC Medical school academic leaders and teachers;
-Facilitated curriculum review workshop for 1) New Innovative Medicine 2) Nursing specialty programs - Emergency and Critical Care Nursing, Neonatal Nursing and Operational Theatre Nursing programs 3) Anesthesia, 4) Nephrology Nursing and Oncology Nursing;
-Organized and facilitated (in a team) the preparation and harmonization of module curricula (for more than 165 under graduate programs of the six bands) in Ethiopian public higher education institutions (2012 – 2015); 4.5. From July 8, 2015 - September 6, 2019
- Senior researcher at Education Strategy Center, Addis Ababa; 4.6. From May 22, 2011 – July 7, 2015 Policy studies and analysis senior expert and focal person for Cross cutting issues/(Gender, HIV/AIDS and Special needs,) at Higher / Education Strategy Center, Addis Ababa;
-From March 2008 – July 7, 2008 Team leader for Basic Social development education and training Supervision department in SNNPRG Education Bureau;
- From July 8, 2008 – May 20, 2011 General Education quality assurance performer in SNNPRG Education Bureau
- From May 2004 – Feb 2008, Academic and Research Vice Dean of Awassa Technical and Vocational education and training College;
- From Dec, 2000 – April 2004, Principal of Awassa Comprehensive High School, Hawassa;
- From Sep.1984- 1992, Head of Mathematics department;
-From Aug. 1982 – 2003, High School Mathematics Teacher;
-From 2002 – 2004, Chair person of technical committee of girls scholarship sponsored by FAWE Ethiopia;
-From May 2002 – 2004, Chair person of the newly established Regional sub-chapter of FAWE;

Melaku Tesfaye

Finance and Administration

Melaku earned his B. A. in Accounting from Addis Ababa University. He has more than 15 years of experience in different organizations as Accountant, Senior Accountant, Account Personnel Head, and most recently as Finance and Personnel Officer.

STEM centers Staff

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Solomon Misganaw

IT Expert

Bachelors of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Woldia University STEM center

Mikiyas Abi

IT Expert

MSc in Computer Science, Gode STEM center, Somalia

Bashir Aden Hirsi

IT Expert

BSc in Computer Science, Kebridahir STEM center

Mohammed Aden

Electronics Lab Expert

Mohammed Aden has BSc in Electronics, Gode STEM center in Somalia

Amanuel Kebebew, IT Expert

Head of Electronics

Bachelors of Science in Electrical Computer Engineering, Debremarkos University STEM center

Ayehu Kassa Mekonen

IT Expert

BSc in Computer Science, Woldiya University STEM Center, Amahara Region

Natnael Zewdu

Electronics Lab Expert

BSc in Electrical Engineering, Harmaya University STEM center


IT Expert

BSc in Electrical Computer Engineering, Debre Markos University STEM center

Temesgen Degu

Lab Technicians

Bachelors of Science Degree, Debremarkos University STEM center

Binyam Legesse

Electronics Lab Expert

Diploma, Harmaya University STEM center


Mulualem Adisu

IT Expert

Bachelors of Science IT expert Dilla University STEM center

Aregahegn Mengistu

Electronics Expert

Bachelors of Science Electronics Expert, Kebridahir STEM center

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