Brook Tesfaye Makonnen

Brook leads the communication efforts at CCAFS East Africa and is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Previously, he worked as a technical consultant for different agriculture and environment-focused programs with the German International Cooperation. He is also a development specialist with over five years of professional experience executing agricultural and environmental projects and programs in Ethiopia, Kenya and the UK.

In addition, he has been academically engaged and contributed to topics such as political ecology, sustainable development, global environmental politics and climate change advocacy. He is a human geographer by training, having specialized in environmental governance and politics. He holds a Master's in Environmental Governance from the University of Manchester.