About Emnet

Emnet Negash is a PhD candidate at Ghent University (Belgium) and Assistant Professor at Mekelle University (Ethiopia). He worked for Tigray Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Development (Ethiopia) between 2012 and 2017. His research interest include climate, hydrology, farming, RS and GIS. He also monitors the humanitarian crisis in Tigray (Ethiopia).

PUBLICATIONS RELATED TO THE CRISIS IN TIGRAY (ETHIOPIA)

  1. Weldegebriel, L., Lobell, D. B., Nyssen, J., Negash, E. (2022). Remote sensing to the rescue – Assessing the impact of armed conflict on cultivated land in Tigray, Ethiopia. AGU Fall Meeting 2022.
  2. Weldemichel., T. G., Negash, E., Gebreselassie, G., Teklay, A., Nyssen, J. (2022). Ethiopian universities have infringed on human rights during the Tigray war. Ethiopia Insight. 2022.
  3. Ghebreyohannes, T., Meaza, H., Tesfamariam, Z., Negash, E., Nyssen, J. (2022). Spatially explicit dataset on crop status of 262 farm plots in Tigray (24-29 August 2022)PANGAEA (2022)
  4. Ghebreyohannes, T., Nyssen, J., Negash, E., Meaza, H., Tesfamariam, Z., Frankl, A., … & Abay, F. (2022). Challenges and resilience of an indigenous farming system during wartime (Tigray, North Ethiopia)Agronomy for Sustainable Development42(6), 116.
  5. Ghebreyohannes, T., Meaza, H., Tesfamariam, Z., Negash, E., & Nyssen, J. Crop status in Tigray (north Ethiopia) in August 2022. Preprint, 2022.
  6. Nyssen, J., Negash, E., Van Schaeybroeck, B., Haegeman, K., & Annys, S. (2022). Crop cultivation at wartime–plight and resilience of Tigray’s Agrarian Society (North Ethiopia)Defence and Peace Economics, 1-28.
  7. Demissie, B., Nyssen, J., Annys, S., Negash, E., Gebrehiwet, T., Abay, F., & Wolff, E. (2022). Geospatial solutions for evaluating the impact of the Tigray conflict on farmingActa Geophysica70(3), 1285-1299.
  8. Annys, S., Vanden Bempt, T., Negash, E., De Sloover, L., Ghekiere, R., Haegeman, K., Temmerman, D., Nyssen, J., 2021. Tigray: atlas of the humanitarian situation. Version 2.2. Ghent University, Department of Geography (Ghent, Belgium) & Every Casualty Counts (London (U.K.).
  9. Negash, E., Annys, S., Demissie, B., & Nyssen, J. (2021). Overseas Scientific Collaborations and their Role for Mirroring Humanitarian Catastrophes. In Scientific Missions and their Advancement for Overseas Sciences: Past, Present and Future.
  10. Weldemichel., T. G., Negash, E., Gebreselassie, G., Teklay, A., Nyssen, J. (2022). Database: the Ethiopian public universities during the Tigray war. Zenodo.
  11. Annys, S., Negash, E., De Sloover, L., Vanden Bempt., T., & Nyssen, J. (2021). Mapping the Humanitarian Emergencies in Tigray. In Africa and its ecologies: people and nature in the age of climate change (pp. 13–14).
  12. Vanden Bempt, T., Annys, S., Negash, E., Ghekiere, R., Nyssen, J., 2021. Tigray: one yearof conflict – Casualties of the armed conflict, 2020-2021 – Tigray (Ethiopia). Ghent University, Department of Geography (Ghent, Belgium) & Every Casualty Counts (London, U.K.).
  13. Negash, N., & Patel, O. (2021). Pasha 130: The Ethiopia and Tigray conflict is worsening hunger in the region. The Conversation.
  14. Asfaha, T., Nyssen, J., Negash, E., Meaza, H., Tesfamariam, Z., Belachew, B., … & Abay, F. (2021). August 2021 status of cropping in the wider surroundings of Mekelle (Tigray, Ethiopia). Preprint.
  15. Nyssen, J., Negash, E., Annys, S. (2021). How Ethiopia’s conflict has affected farming in Tigray. The Conversation.
  16. Nyssen, J., Negash, E., Annys, S., Van Schaeybroeck., B. (2021). Ploughing in the Tigray War. Preprint.
  17. Nyssen, J., Negash, E., & Deckers, S. (2021). Status of the Tigray universities (Ethiopia) after nine months of war. Zenodo.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND INTERVIEWS RELATED TO THE CRISIS

  1. VRT NWS, 24 January 2023: Possibly 600,000 victims in Tigray: a war in Ethiopia much deadlier than the one in Ukraine that hardly anyone knows about.
  2. Voice of America (VoA Tigrinya radio programme), 18 December 2022: farming and farmers in Tigray – progress made pre-war, the drastic damage sustained, and the way forward – part two.
  3. Voice of America (VoA Tigrinya radio programme), 17 December 2022: farming and farmers in Tigray – progress made pre-war, the drastic damage sustained, and the way forward – part one.
  4. VRT, 11 December 2022: Presented a project Humanitaire atlas – De situatie in Tigray. In Supporter for human rights.
  5. 10th AU-EU CSO Seminar – a decade of human rights recommendations, Brussels, 1-2 December 2022: Highlighted issues of climate crisis in the Sahel & horn of Africa, & the need to end the weaponization of services, agriculture & ecosystem.
  6. Tigray Media House, 08 August 2022: Mapping the war on Tigray.
  7. The New York Times, June 23, 2022: How satellite imagery is helping tell the story of Ethiopia’s war.
  8. Al Jazeera, 25 May 2022: Can Ethiopia build on a truce to end war in Tigray? (half a minute intervention, at 10:33 minutes).
  9. Al Jazeera, 3 February 2022: Can Abiy Ahmed’s national dialogue end Ethiopia’s war? (a one-minute intervention, at 15:20 minutes, followed by an appraisal by the Crisis Group’s William Davison).
  10. Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences, Brussels, 20 December 2021. Presented a paper: Overseas Scientific Collaborations and their Role for Mirroring Humanitarian Catastrophes.
  11. Howard University, Washington DC, 12 November 2021. Symposium – Crisis in Tigray: A Critical Dialogue. Presented a paper: Tigray – war, people and the environment.
  12. The Conversation, 04 November 2021, Tigray: the devastating toll of Ethiopia’s vicious year of war.
  13. BBC NEWS Tigrigna, 03 November 2021, ቅልውላው ትግራይ፡ ኣብ ከቢድ ጥምየት ዝነብሩ ሰባት እንታይ ይብሉ? [Crisis in Tigray: What do people facing catastrophic famine say?].
  14. The National, 22 October 2021, Locusts threaten to compound hunger crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.
  15. University World News, 15 August 2021, University students still trapped in Tigray crisis, parents continue protests.
  16. MO*, 31 December 2020, Ethiopische diaspora in België verdeeld over conflict in Tigray: ‘Ik hoop dat het ooit nog goed komt’ [Ethiopian diaspora in Belgium divided over conflict in Tigray: ‘I hope it will be okay’].

Find more of Emnet’s works on ResearchGate & Google Scholar.


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