Dr. Tesfai Tecle

Dr Tecle is a Senior Advisor at the Kofi Annan Foundation, where he is providing strategic advice and guidance on food and nutrition security for the Foundation’s Combatting Hunger programme.

Previously he served as Special Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).

Prior to joining AGRA, he was the Assistant Director-General and Head of Technical Cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome.

He has served in various senior capacities at the UN, worked with the Institute of Development Research in Ethiopia and the World Bank in Washington DC.

Dr Tecle has a PhD in International Economics and Development from Cornell University (USA).

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