Our team

Sil Lanckriet

Sil Lanckriet

Doctor in science (Geography) who did his PhD at Ghent University about the link between desertification processes and climate change in the Horn of Africa.

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Hannes Cosyns

Doctor in science (Bioscience Engineering) who did his PhD at Ghent University about the impact of non-timber forest commercialization on farmer livelihoods in Cameroon.

Miro Jacob

Miro Jacob

Doctor in science (Geography) who did his PhD at Ghent University about the effects of climate change and anthropo-zoogenic influences on the afro-alpine forests in the North Ethiopian highlands.

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Seifu Gebreselassie

Seifu Gebreselassie is an experienced forester with a strong network in Dogua Tembien, Ethiopia. He is the local project coordinator of the EthioTrees association.

Jan Nyssen

Jan Nyssen

Professor at Ghent University (Department of Geography) with more than twenty years of experience concerning desertification, hydrology, reforestation and soil and water conservation in North-Ethiopia

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Meybale

Meybale is a professional accountant, who coordinates the distillation center in Hagere Selam, Ethiopia. She is responsible for the quality of the oil production and keeps records of the production.