Country Office Staff

Semenesh Berihun

Accountant and Human Resources Officer

Semenesh holds a bachelor Degree in Accounting and Finance from Dire Dawa University. She has eight years of experience at Higher Education Strategy Center and Alert Hospital Experience. She is certified at Microsoft offices, Peachtree accounting software, International, Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) , Government accounting and Reporting system, and Integrated Financial Management System (IFMIS)

Teshome Guangule

Technology & Innovation officer

Teshome Guangul serves as Technology and Innovation Transfer officer at the STEM Synergy Ethiopian country office. Before joining STEM Synergy Inc., he served at Metals and Engineering Corporation (MTEC) as design engineer. Teshome earned his Bachelor's degree from Addis Ababa University in Applied Physics with a minor in energy technology and he also have a degree from Unity University in Architecture and urban planning. In addition, he has a short-term training certificate from SATCOM institute of technology in mobile and smart phone maintenance. Currently, he is a second-year student of Addis Ababa University doing his masters degree in management focusing on in innovation management and entrepreneurship.

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

Asegedech Shawl– Is a country representative of STEM synergy. Prior to this, Asegedech served for more than 8 years in different positions as senior researcher and educational policy analyst at Higher Education Strategy Center (HESC). She has produced a research paper entitled “Girl’s in STEM subjects in Ethiopia: Analysis of challenges and policy options”. Her research findings helped for the government of Ethiopia to make evidence based decisions in strengthening STEM education. Before that Asegedech served as a coordinator of competency based curriculum preparation and harmonization of Ethiopian higher education. She participated in the team that validated the module curricula when she was at HESC. In addition to her formal job assignment, Asegedech has been a coordinator for cross cutting issues including Gender, HIV/AIDs and special needs at HESC. Before joining HESC, she also served at different positions in Southern Nation Nationalities and people Region (SNNPR), as an educational assurance expert for four years in accrediting secondary schools, and as an Academic Dean of TVET College for four years as well as as a principal of Awassa comprehensive high school. Before assuming the principalship position, Asegedech had taught mathematics teacher for 15 years. She has experience in preparing and reviewing mathematics text books and teachers guide for different grade levels . As a volunteer, she offered short term trainings in leadership, competency Based Education for women and other different groups. She also served as a chairwoman for SNNP Regional subchapter of Forum for African Women Educationalist (FAWE).
Asegedech has a Masters (MA) degree in Organizational Leadership, from Azusa Pacific University, California and a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from Addis Ababa University. Moreover, she earned an
Advanced diploma in secondary school principalship from Dilla University and a Diploma in Theology, from Pentecostal training College, 0n June 2001;

STEM centers Staff

Meseret Aragie

Electronics Lab Technician at Haramya STEM center in Harmay University

Meseret received her bachelors degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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Solomon Misganaw

IT Expert

He earned a Bachelors of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is currently working as a lab tech at Woldia University STEM center

Mikiyas Abi

IT Expert

He holds an 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

Aberash Kebede

IT Expert

Aberash has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and she is currently an IT lab expert at Dilla University STEM center

Aregahegn Mengistu

Electronics Expert

Bachelors of Science Electronics Expert, Kebridahir STEM center

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