Gete Zeleke is an agricultural engineer currently serving as the Director of the Water and Land Resources Center (WLRC) affiliated with Addis Ababa University. He has a PhD in Natural Resources Management from the University of Bern, Switzerland. He served as African Coordinator for Global Mountain Programme (GMP) of the CGIAR Centers, Addis Ababa and was founder and Director General of Amhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute (ARARI) in Bahir Dar. He is a member of the International Resource Panel (IRP) of UNEP and a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of Global Land Programme (SSC-GLP). He has taught and extensively published in the area of landscape transformation, hydro-sedimentology and sustainable land management.