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Fekahmed NEGASH

Fekahmed Negash

Executive Director, ENTRO, Nile River Basin

Fekahmed Negash Nuru currently works as an executive director of the Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO), covering Egypt, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Sudan, within the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), that is tasked with the identification, preparation and planning of investment projects in the water sector that have a transboundary implication in the areas of irrigation hydropower, power trade and interconnection and watershed management.

Prior to this, he was a director of boundary and transboundary rivers affairs in the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy of Ethiopia, where in addition to representing the country on many issues related to transboundary water resources management, he was in charge of making sure that all projects and programs planned on a transboundary water resources complied with a transboundary social, environmental, economic and technical requirements.

Most of his experience, however, is within the basin administration directorate of the same ministry, where he served as a specialist, a team leader, a project co-ordinator and a director. He has been involved in the preparation, monitoring and implementation of integrated river basin development master plans that develop a long-term strategy, a medium-term plan and short-term investment projects and programs that are socially acceptable, environmentally friendly, economically feasible and technically sound.

He has an MSc. in land and water management obtained at Cranfield University, UK.