Yirgalem Mohammed Endire


Personal contact:

Professional interests:

Disaster risk mitigation and climate change adaptation planning, Contingency/Emergency planning, Disaster and development, Humanitarian assistance and coordination, Disaster recovery and documentation, Food security and sustainable livelihoods, Humanitarian logistics, Community managed DRR, Social Vulnerability and Urban risks.

Current Status:

  • Consultant – DRM and Climate Change – at Oxfam GB-Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA). I am working with the Ethiopian Disaster Risk Management and Food Security Sector (DRMFSS) in Addis Ababa for scale-up of Disaster Risk Mitigation/Adaptation and Contingency planning initiatives in Ethiopia since May 2013.

Work Experience:

  • Disaster Risk management Intern – at Oxfam Canada – from October 2012-April 2013
  • Lecturer- at Bahir Dar University in the department of Office Administration and Technology from March 2007 – June 2010, and in the department of Disaster Risk Management and Sustainable Development from July 2010 – August 2011.
  • Assistant Librarian– at Addis Ababa University J.F.K. Memorial Library- from October 2004-March 2007
  • Teacher– at St. Mary’s Catholic School- from September 2006-February 2007.

Education and Training:

  • M.Sc. Risk and Emergency Management – University of PaviaIUSS – September 2011 – February 2013. Italy

     Project: Wildfire Risk Assessment in Benishagul Gumuz Regional State of Ethiopia.

  • M.Sc. Disaster Risk Science and Sustainable Development – Bahir Dar University in collaboration with University of Arizona – September 2008-June 2010.Ethiopia

      Thesis: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Productive Safety Net Program in Assuring Food Security: the case of Wara Illu and Jama Woredas of South Wollo Zone, Ethiopia.

  • B.Sc. Business Education (Concentration in Office Administration and Office Technology) – Addis Ababa University – September 2003-August 2006. Ethiopia

Project: Effectiveness of Records Storage and Retrieval Systems of Addis Ababa City Government Acts and Registration Office, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  • Diploma in Business Education – Addis Ababa University – September 2000-July 2003.


  • Certificate in Application of GIS in Disaster Risk Management – Institute of Land Administration, Bahir Dar University- Feb 9-16, 2011
  • Certificate in Emergency Management Preparedness Fundamentals – Federal Emergency Management Institute.
  • Certificate in Introduction to Incident command System –   Federal Emergency Management Institute.


  • Assessment of Disaster Related Hazards in Amhara Region: The Case of Habru and Fogera Woredas, Ethiopia
  • Community Based Urban Risk Assessment: the case of Bahir Dar town, Ethiopia