Solomon Zena Walelign
Director of Research
Solomon Zena Walelign completed a double Ph.D. in Environmental and Resource Economics at the University of Copenhagen and in Forest Sciences at the Georg-August University of Göttingen. He holds part-time positions as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, as a Consultant at the World Bank. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Gondar. Previously, he was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California Berkeley and the University of South Carolina, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Copenhagen, and an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Gondar. Solomon’s main research focus includes livelihoods, poverty, largescale land transaction, gender empowerment, and climate change resettlement. He conducted fieldwork in Nepal, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania.