Tesfaye is a Senior Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist based in the World Bank’s Fragility, Conflict and Violence Hub in Nairobi, with a focus on Somalia and the Horn of Africa. He is currently leading a team for the preparation of a rural resilience project for Somalia with water as anchor community infrastructure and a regional ground water initiative with IGAD. Tesfaye is an Ethiopian National with an engineering and regional development background. He has worked in the water sector mostly in Ethiopia and South Sudan. In 2013-14, He led the move to a programmatic approach for a big WASH program in Ethiopia together with several partners. Before, he led two successful water supply and sanitation projects in South Sudan, part of emergency response during the Multi Donor Trust fund period.