Niguse Hagazi is a researcher and PATSPO Project Networking and Liaison Officer, ICRAF-Ethiopia office. He was appointed to CIFOR-ICRAF Ethiopia in May 2017 as a researcher and the National Agroforestry Project Coordinator. Prior to his appointment as Coordinator, Niguse worked as a researcher, trainer and consultant from April 2014 to April 2017, where his main responsibilities included developing proposals; executing research activities; providing technical support to partner organizations and farmers in the fields of agroforestry, forestry, natural resources management, watershed management, landscape restoration, climate smart agriculture and climate change; and establishing a national agroforestry platform and taskforce. Niguse has also worked at various research institutions in Ethiopia, specialising in dryland forests, agroforestry, natural resources, watershed management and conservation agriculture. Niguse attained his BSc and MSc degrees in Forestry Science and Tropical Land Resources Management respectively.