Former DG Messages


Dear Guests,

Dr. Wubalem Tadesse Directore General
Dr. Wubalem Tadesse
(Former Director General)

On behalf of the Ethiopian Environment and Forest Research Institute (EEFRI) and myself, welcome to visit our official website. EEFRI is a federal research institute, which was established on 26 December, 2014 by the decree of the Government of Ethiopia through the Council of Ministers Regulation No. 327/2014. Basically, EEFRI is a fusion of staffs from the former Ethiopian Environment Protection Agency, and the Forestry Research Directorate of the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research with full mandates vested in it to conduct relatable, problem-solving and judicious research in the areas of environment, forestry and climate change, in order to assuage the present-time and emerging societal predicaments and pickles.

Furthermore, EEFRI endeavors and hustles rigorously to watch over and control pollution, to mange and use forests, to afforest and regenerate degraded areas, to safeguard the environment, to implement the green development strategy in an attempt to mitigate climate change and to enable the nation to draw on the highest benefits from its natural resources through technical information and knowledge generation, technology development and dissemination.

EEFRI fulfills its multifaceted and multifarious errands and obligations through its Research Directorates, Coordination Offices and Research Centers. The current Research Directorates at EEFRI are Plantation and Agro-forestry; Natural Ecosystem Management; Forest Resources Utilization; Forest Protection; Environmental Pollution Management; Climate Change; Environment Laboratory; and Socio-economics, Extension, Policy and Gender. Tree Seed Technology and Biometrics, GIS and Data base are coordinated by their particular Coordination Offices, as well. Furthermore, amongest the current Research Centers, Central Ethiopia Environment and Forest Research Center, and Wood Technology Research Center are located in Addis Ababa whereas the remaining Environment and Forest research centers are situated in Bahir Dar, Mekelle, Hawasa and Jimma. EEFRI is also wished-for to launch extra research centers in Dire Dawa in the near future. In this website, introduction, goal, mission, objectives, research agenda/thematic areas, resources and addresses of contact persons of the respective Research Directorates, Coordination Offices and Research Centers are subsumed briefly.

As you continue browsing and scanning our website, hope you will hoard numerous information about “what we are doing” and “what we are craving for”. In conclusion, as a Lead and Federal Research Institute, EEFRI is looking forward to partnership and networking with interested national and international organizations in order to conduct research in the areas of environment, forestry and climate change in a win-win modus operandi so as to make our Planet Earth safe and habitable place for the entire humanity.

I kindly invite you to browse and scan the website and learn more about us and to share us you experience!

Wubalem Tadesse (PhD)

The race for excellence has no finish line !!!

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