Mid Day International Consulting Engineers | Ethiopia
EARLY ACADEMIC PURSUITS:
Mr. Mequanint Tenaw Asres embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Arid Zone Agriculture (Soil & Water Conservation) from Alemaya University of Agriculture, Ethiopia, in 1991. This foundational education laid the groundwork for his future endeavors in environmental and water resource management.
Armed with his undergraduate degree, Mr. Asres delved into the professional arena, gaining practical experience in various large-scale infrastructure development projects in Ethiopia. His early career involved contributing to projects funded by the Government of Ethiopia, the World Bank, African Development Bank, and other international organizations, where he honed his skills in environmental impact assessment, compliance audits, and integrated watershed management.
CONTRIBUTIONS AND RESEARCH FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENT AVD ECOHYDROLOGY:
Over the span of more than 20 years, Mr. Asres has made significant contributions to the field of environmental science. His expertise lies in environmental and social impact assessment, compliance auditing, scoping, and the preparation of Environmental and Social Management Frameworks (ESMF). Notably, his involvement in projects encompassing food systems resilience, renewable energy, water resource studies, and agriculture has showcased his commitment to sustainable development.
IMPACT AND INFLUENCE:
Mr. Asres has left an indelible mark on the environmental landscape of Ethiopia and beyond. His influence is evident in the successful implementation of projects that align with national policies and international standards. His adept understanding of the integrated safeguard systems of multilateral/bilateral financial institutions, including the African Development Bank and the World Bank, has contributed to the seamless execution of environmentally conscious initiatives.
In 2008, Mr. Asres attained a Master's degree in Hydrology & Water Resource Management from Arba Minch University, Ethiopia, further enhancing his academic prowess. Subsequently, in 2013, he achieved a prestigious Erasmus Mundus Double M.Sc Degree in Environmental Protection & Ecohydrology from the University of Lodz, Poland, and Christian Albrechts University, Germany.
LEGACY AND FUTURE CONTRIBUTIONS:
As a certified Senior Consultant in Environmental & Social Impact Assessment by the Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Commission of Ethiopia, Mr. Asres has established a legacy of environmental stewardship. Looking ahead, his future contributions are anticipated to continue shaping sustainable practices in environmental management, utilizing his wealth of experience and diverse skill set.
COUNTRIES OF WORK EXPERIENCE:
Mr. Asres has applied his expertise in diverse contexts, including Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, and Burkina Faso. His international experience underscores his adaptability and global perspective in addressing environmental challenges.