SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Mr Bereket Tsegay

BA (Public Administration and International Relations), MA (Public Policy and Management)
  • Teaching
  • Research


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Department of Development Studies

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Mr Bereket Tsegay
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Thesis title:
Green Economy for Climate Mitigation and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa: Exploring the Role of Carbon Finance in Ethiopia
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I do have considerable experience in both consultancy and programme management for the EU and UN supported activities in the Horn of Africa region including Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somaliland, South Sudan and Sudan and Uganda.

PhD Research

The research work focuses on the emerging concept of Green Economy as a development path in general and as a means for climate mitigation and poverty reduction in the context of the Sub-Saharan Africa region through critically investigating the financialisation of nature and carbon finance among the Humbo communities of Ethiopia.


Fre, Z. & Tsegay, B. (2013) Economic contribution of pastoral and agro-pastoral production to food security and livelihoods systems in Africa, Journal of Indigenous Knowledge and Innovation for African Development, Ee-­‐JRIF, Vol 5, No 2


Tsegay, B., Livingstone, J. & Fre, Z. (2015) Exploring Prosopis Management & Policy Options in the Greater Horn of Africa: Proceedings of a Regional Conference

Tsegay, B. (2012) Food Security in Africa: Critical Issues for Small Scale Producers, Food We Want- Sustainable, Local, Fair Project Launch Event in the UK, PENHA, FWW and IIED


Environment Research Group, SOAS British Ecological Society (BES) PENHA



The research area where I focus include policy analysis, natural resource governance, food security, pastoralism, and dynamics of institutions in development, climate change resilience and green economy, risk management as well as social protection.