ISSD- Ethiopia PMU staff contact information




Amsalu Ayana (PhD) is ISSD-Ethiopia Program Manager. Dr. Amsalu is responsible for the overall planning and implementation of the programme.  He is the contact point for EKN in discussing seed related issues and plays a major role in facilitating and supporting collaboration among BENEFIT partners.

+251 911842210






Mohammed Hassena (PhD) is ISSD-Ethiopia Deputy Manager and a policy and seed value chain expert in ISSD-Ethiopia Programme. In addition to project coordination and management, as a member of ISSD Project Management Unit (PMU), he works on identifying seed related policy issues and facilitate value linkage towards creating an enabling environment for the seed sector.

+251 11184530




Teshome Lakew is a National Seed Business Development and Marketing Expert in ISSD-Ethiopia Programme. As a member of ISSD-Ethiopia Programme Management Unit (PMU), he represents ISSD at national level and oversees the implementation of regional plans and provides business development and marketing strategic guidance to the regional units.

+251 913004761




Legesse Abate is a National Data Management and Analysis Expert in ISSD-Ethiopia Programme.  As a member of ISSD-Ethiopia Project Management Unit (PMU), he represents ISSD at national level ensuring regional units are capable to respond to key stakeholders data and reporting demand.

+251 911453893





Selome Kebede is a Senior Communication Officer in BENEFIT Partnership.  She is a member of the BENEFIT Coordinating Unit (PCU) responsible for addressing the communication needs of all BENEFIT programmes –– one of them ISSD-Ethiopia.

+251 911 737241