Gizaw Legesse

Areas of expertise: Program Management, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (PMEL), External Evaluations
Office: Ethiopia

“I strongly believe that documentation and communication of lessons has great value for sustainable impact and successful replication of efforts in any development intervention. I support projects and organizations to integrate documentation and communication practices, and to identify and disseminate key lessons using the right knowledge products.”

Gizaw started his career as a journalist on a weekly newspaper in which he worked for four years as Deputy Editor-in-Chief. Subsequently he joined AgriProFocus, an international agricultural program with over 14 country networks, which was hosted in Ethiopia by Fair & Sustainable Ethiopia. As Communication Facilitator, his major tasks include managing the online platform, writing articles and stories, preparing newsletters, producing publications, organizing events, and designing communication materials.

Since 2018, he become the Knowledge Management and Communications Consultant at F&S Ethiopia, and has engaged with various international organizations and development projects. The EU RESET Plus Innovation Fund is one of his recent assignments, and as documentation and communications specialist for the programme, his role includes developing content, managing social media, organising events, and producing videos. Moreover, he is involved in various MEL assignments as data manager, with knowledge of various digital data collection tools.

Gizaw has a LLB in law and a MBA in project management specialization. On top of that he has taken several trainings that enhanced his documentation and communication skills, including in experience capitalization and digital marketing. He is a website designer, graphic designer, video editor, and photographer.