Dr Ghezae is admirably qualified to take on the role. As Head of Programmes at IFS since 2007 she has held responsibilities for coordinating the programme of activities, helping develop strategy and policy, oversight of research areas, coordinating and evaluating supporting activities provided to the IFS constituency and supervising programme staff. Dr Ghezae has been deeply involved in the new strategic plan and its current implementation. The direct handover will ensure a seamless transition in the third year of this innovative strategy involving IFS staff, grantees and partners.
Dr Ghezae has a BA in economics, an MSc in the legal and institutional management of water resources, a Ph.D. in natural (water) resources management and another Ph.D in international economics (impact of the global economy on Africa and its development). She has more than thirty years professional experience as a lecturer, researcher, senior network officer, training organizer, program and project leader and evaluator. She has worked as a development consultant (2004-2007) with the UNDP, UNESCO, Sida, DGIS, IDRC, AfDB, Euro Consult, Danida and the EU. As Project Manager with the Global Water Partnership (1998-2004), she managed several integrated water resources management projects and led the work program of four regional offices in Africa and two in the Mediterranean region, as well as coordinating the EU water Initiative in Africa.
The Board warmly thanks Graham Haylor for his devoted and excellent hard work over the past five years for IFS. We wish him and his family all the very best for the future.
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A big congratulation Dr. Ghezae. As an IFS alumni, I am very proud of your achievement. Much more proud of your commitment to IFS. IFS has been our stepping stone to the world of research. Take the IFS to the next level.
Recha - Egerton University
Congratulations Nighisty! Success in your new position.
Congratulations Dr Nighisty
Congratulations Nighisty. Wishing you all the best in your new position.
Congratulations Nighisty and Best wishes!
Congratulations Dr Ghezae on your new appointment. I am confident that you will steer IFS to greater and new heights of success. Congratulations!
Congratulations Nighisty! Best wishes in your new position.