Sileshi Ashine has 25 years of experience in agriculture and rural development, food security, water resources and the environment. During this time, he managed planning and programming in the Ministry of Agriculture and for the EU-funded Food Security Program of Agri Service Ethiopia. He began working for Agriteam on SNSF as the Regional Facilitation Team Leader in SNNPR, where he has gained valuable experience and expertise in results-based management for program/project design, planning, monitoring and evaluation. He is also skilled in facilitation and capacity development, multi-stakeholder coordination and collaboration, conflict management and resolution as well as agribusiness and value chain development. His extensive experience working with and at federal, regional and woreda levels in Ethiopia have given him an in-depth understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities within the food security and rural development sectors. He also has extensive knowledge of the relevant government policies and strategies that guide these sectors. He is certified by the Ministry of Agriculture to provide consultancy services in agriculture and rural development.