Nega Wubeneh joined AGRA in 2009 as a policy Program Officer for Market and Regional Trade. He has held different roles in AGRA including Country Manager for Ethiopia, Head of Strategy. He has extensive in experience in Program Management, Value Chain development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Quantitative Policy Analysis, and Policy Advocacy.
During his tenure at AGRA, Nega was seconded to the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) as a Senior Director. In this role, he oversaw the Systems Programs, which encompassed areas such as Markets, Cooperatives, Seeds, Soil Fertility, Household Irrigation, Mechanization, Research and Extension, and Rural Finance. His responsibilities involved developing innovative solutions to address systemic barriers in the agricultural sector.
Prior to joining AGRA, Nega was Agricultural Research Officer at the CGIAR Science Council Secretariat at United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), working on ex-post impact assessment and monitoring and evaluation of international agricultural research. He also served as a Senior Research Assistant in the Livestock Policy Analysis Program of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
Nega has a BSc in Statistics and BA in Economics from Addis Ababa University and MSc and PhD (ABD) in International Development and Policy from Purdue University, United States.