Kidanemariam Jembere

Title: Technical Advisor 

Country: South Africa

Institution: Global Water Partnership-Africa Coordination Unit


Kidanemariam Jembere Tiruneh has extensive experience in the areas of water and natural resources management and environmental protection. He has experience in working for, and with, governments, NGOs and donor organizations. Kidanemariam is the Technical Advisor for Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP), providing technical support to the programme’s implementation in the Eastern and Southern African regions. He is also managing the EU-supported project on Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the SADC region. He is involved in capacity building programmes in Africa around Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Climate Change Adaptation, Conflict resolution and Negotiation Skills

Previously Kidane worked as Regional Program Manager for GWP Eastern Africa for over four years.  He has also worked as Environment Advisor at the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the Canadian International Development Cooperation (CIDA) in Ethiopia. Kidane has written and contributed to different publications including Training Manual for Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills in IWRM, Case studies on IWRM implementation, and on building community and ecosystems resilience. Kidanemariam is a graduate (M.Sc.) of UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands in Environmental Science and Technology.