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Dr. Tewolde Berhan

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Background

Employment History

Education

  • University of Addis Ababa
  • doctorate
    University of Wales
  • honorary degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa
    Addis Ababa University
  • University of Addia Ababa
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Now: In 2005, the head of ...
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Now: In 2005, the head of Ethiopia's Environmental Protection Agency, Dr Tewolde Berhan, endorses organic farming as the sustainable, practical way to feed the world, "In a harsh-climate and a largely agricultural economy we need to rediscover an approach to agriculture which supports long-term food security and protects soil fertility.
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- Tewolde Berhan, chief of Ethiopia's Environment Agency
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www.theecologist.org, 15 Feb 2007 [cached]
Ethiopia, the poster-boy of poverty and famine is shifting its agriculture to farming systems based around organic methods. ,I believe that organic farming is the way forward for developing countries', Dr Tewolde Berhan, Head of Ethiopia's Environment Protection Agency.
Tigrai.org: Survey
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Tewolde Berhan was born in 1940, graduated in 1963 from the University of Addis Ababa and took a doctorate from the University of Wales in 1969. He went back to the University of Addis Ababa and was Dean of the Faculty of Science from 1974-78. From 1978-83 he was keeper of the National Herbarium, from 1983-91 President of Asmara University and from 1991-94 Director of the Ethiopian Conservation Strategy Secretariat. Since 1995 he has been General Manager of the Environmental Protection Authority of Ethiopia, which is effectively Ethiopia's Ministry of the Environment.
During the 1990s Tewolde put much of his energy into the negotiations at the various biodiversity related fora, especially the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). In this time he built up a strong group of well prepared African negotiators who began to take the lead in the G77 and China group. This effectively began to change the geo-political balance of power in the negotiations: Africa came out with united, strong, progressive positions (such as no patents on living materials and the recognition of community rights). This influenced and strengthened the G77 and China's negotiating positions.
Tewolde was instrumental in securing recommendations from the OAU encouraging African countries to develop and implement community rights, a common position on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs), and a clear stance against patents on life. Tewolde also guided the drafting of the OAU model legislation for community rights, which is now used as the common basis for all African countries.
At the 1999 biosafety negotiations in Cartagena, Colombia, Tewolde was the spokesperson for the majority of the G77 countries, called The Like-Minded Group. These negotiations ended in a deadlock, but reached a successful conclusion in Montreal in January 2000. Tewolde's leadership of the Like-Minded Group in the negotiations played a key role in achieving an outcome - against strong USA and EU opposition - that protects biosafety and biodiversity and respects traditional and community rights in developing countries.
Highlights: Biosafety negotiations - flashbacks Third World Network "Tewolde Berhan G Egziabher, the spokesperson of the Like-Minded Group (Group of 77 & China) at the Montreal and Cartagena talks and who has been involved in the biodiversity negotiations since the Nairobi Conference in 1991, reflects on his experience as a negotiator from the Third World at the biosafety talks."
Right Livelihood Award: 2000 - Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher
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Acceptance Speech by Tewolde Berhan
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Tewolde Berhan Environmental Protection Authority PO Box 30231
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Tewolde Berhan was born in 1940, graduated in 1963 from the University of Addis Ababa and took a doctorate from the University of Wales in 1969. He went back to the University of Addis Ababa and was Dean of the Faculty of Science, 1974-78. From 1978 to '83 he was keeper of the National Herbarium, President of Aswara University 1983-91 and Director of the Ethiopian Conservation Strategy Secretariat 1991-94. Since then he has been General Manager of the Environmental Protection Authority of Ethiopia, which is effectively the country's Ministry of the Environment.
During the 1990s Tewolde put much of his energy into negotiations at the various biodiversity-related fora, especially the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). In this time he built up a strong group of well-prepared African negotiators who began to take the lead in the G77 and China Group. Africa came out with united, strong, progressive positions, such as no patents on living materials and the recognition of community rights. This strengthened the G77 and China's negotiating positions.
Tewolde was instrumental in securing recommendations from the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) encouraging African countries to develop and implement community rights, a common position on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), and a clear stance against patents on life. Tewolde also guided the drafting of the OAU model legislation for community rights, which is now used as the common basis for all African countries.
At the 1999 biosafety negotiations in Cartagena, Colombia, Tewolde was the spokesperson for the majority of the G77 countries, called 'The Like-Minded Group'. These negotiations ended in deadlock, but reached a successful conclusion in Montreal in January 2000. Tewolde's leadership of the Like-Minded Group in the negotiations played a key role in achieving an outcome - against strong US and EU opposition - that protects biosafety and biodiversity and respects traditional and community rights in developing countries.
In 2004, Tewolde Berhan was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa by the Addis Ababa University, in recognition of his leadership in developing the science of botany in Ethiopia and in conserving biological diversity globally. In 2006, he received a 'Champions of the Earth' award, presented by the United Nations Environmental Programme to outstanding environmental leaders.
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