Mebit Kebede Tariku: An Ethiopian national, he has been working for more than 20 years on different positions both for government and non-government organizations. He currently holds a position of Pre-service Education Advisor for Nutrition for Jhpiego Ethiopia. He previously worked as Regional Economic Strengthening officer (ChildFund Ethiopia), Zonal Livelihood Coordinator (Land O’lakes Ethiopia), Operational Area Coordinator (DAI/USAID Urban garden program) and Supervisory Trainers (ECIAfrica/USAID Urban Garden Program). All his NGO experiences are for USAID funded nutrition sensitive projects. He also worked for government organizations in a position of senior instructor for Agricultural technical vocational education training college, district agriculture office head, team leader and expert. His experiences are mainly focused on the areas Nutrition and food security, education, Economic strengthening and Livelihood.
He holds a B.SC degree in plant science from Haramaya University, the then Alemaya University of Agriculture, M.Sc. degree specialized in soil science from the same university and Master of Public health from University of Gondar, both in Ethiopia.