Workiyie Worie Assefa


Name: Workiyie Worie Assefa

Date of Birth: 02 FEB.1975

Nationality: Ethiopian




Date of Attendance

Country of attendance

Degree or Diploma Obtained


Bordeaux (France), Basque Country  (Spain) and Liege (Belgium)

SEP.2013 – SEP 2015

Europe (France, Spain and Belgium) 

MSc in European Marine Environment and Resources


Addis Ababa University

Sep.2008 - Jul.2009


MSc. in Biology (Aquatic science and Fisheries stream)


Addis Ababa University

Sep.1996 - Jul.2000


BSc. in Biology

  1. Membership of Professional Associations:
  • Ethiopian Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences Association (EFASA)
  • Member of the Biological Society of Ethiopia (BSE)
  • Member of Ethiopian Red Cross society
  1. Other Trainings:
  1. Bio-assessment trainings: Practical applications for assessing the ecological integrity of streams & rivers using benthic invertebrates, fish and microbial indicators. Ambo University, Ambo, Ethiopia, 19th – 25th February, 2016
  2. Data Analysis and Interpretation using Stata10- organized by Capacity Building  Department of Bahir Dar University in 2012, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
  3. Project proposal development. Organized by Bahir Dar University, Institute of Land Administration in cooperation with Sida and ORGUT UK. Bahir Dar,Ethiopia,5-9th October 2012
  4. Application of GIS and RS for IWRM. Organized by Blue Nile Water, Institute, Bahir Dar University,  Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, July 15-26, 2012
  5. Watershed management in relation to Aquatic ecosystem conservation-  Online organized by USEPA, 2012
  6. Environmental impact assessment (EIA)  with field practical exposure on evaluating the environmental impacts of flower farm  on Lake Ziway- organized by Addis Ababa University  in 2009
  7. Strategic Planning and Management - organized by Amhara Regional Education Bureau. 10-21 Mar.2003. Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
  1. Countries of Work Experience:  Ethiopia
  2. Languages:






Very good


Very good





  1. Employment Record:


Positions held




Research staff and Coordinator of Environment Directorate of  Blue Nile Water Institute and  Lecturer at College of Science (Department of Biology), Bahir Dar University

Nov 2009 to date

Bahir Dar University




Lecturer at Faculty of Science (Department of Biology), Dilla University

Jul 2009-Oct 2009

Dilla University


Head and education expert at Meket District Education Office Amhara Regional state

Apr 2004-SEP 2007

 Amhara Education Bureau


High School Biology Teacher,

 Dept  head for Biology Department and Anti HIV/AIDS club at the School

Jul 2000-May 2004

Amhara Education Bureau


  1. Professional Experience
    1. University Instructor at  Dilla and Bahir Dar Universities
  • Major tasks
  • Teaching undergraduate students and advising students on their academic affairs
  • Conducting research and providing community services


  •  Courses offered
    • Phycology, Fisheries and aquaculture, Aquatic Science and wetland management (Limnology),
    • Head and education expert at Meket District Education Office, Amhara Regional Education Bureau –Major Tasks
  • leading & directing administrative programs; budget management
  • supervising and monitoring the implementation of education strategies, manuals directives and plans according to time schedule
  •  hiring new employees and created seminars for training


  1. High school Biology TeacherMajor Tasks
  • Lesson planning and implementation
  • Motivating students, evaluating their performances, and providing them a concrete feedback
  • Arranging lectures for students on Biology subject and offering them additional knowledge of the subject
  • Advising the students regarding study related issues
  • Guiding students to participate in co-curricular activities


  1. List of Scientific Papers/Reports /presentation
  1. Workiyie Worie Assefa and Goraw Goshu (2014). Incidence of Fish Off-flavor for the first time from Lake Tana, Ethiopia: Causes and Possible Management Strategies IJSRR, 3(4), 30 – 47.


  1. Workiye Worie Assefa & Abebe Getahun (2014). Length-Weight Relationship, Condition Factor and Some Reproductive Aspects Of Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, in Lake Hayq, Ethiopia. International Journal of Zoology and Research (IJZR): 4 (5): 47-60.


  1. Workiyie Worie Assefa and Abebe Getahun (2015). The Food and Feeding Ecology of Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, in Lake Hayq, Ethiopia. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 41 (1-2): 55-66.


  1. Workiyie Worie  Assefa, Wubneh Belete and Goraw Goshu  (2014) . GIS Based Potential Assessment and Land Evaluation for Development of Community Based Aquaculture around Lake Tana Sub-basin. Poster presentation.
  2. Workiyie Worie Assefa and Abebe Getahun. Application of Instream Flow Incremental Methodology (IFM) using Physical Habitat Simulation (PHABSIM) system for Ecological Impact Assessment, A lesson for Ethiopia. Proceedings of the Second National Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities of Water Resources Management in Tana Basin, Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia, 26 – 27 March 2012. Blue Nile Water Institute - Bahir Dar University (BNWI-BDU), Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, 159-166.


  1. Wubneh Belete, Workiyie Worie Assefa, and Goraw Goshu (2014) Expansion and Modernization of the Lake Tana Transport Infrastructure under the ORIO facility (ORIO 09ET24). Envirnmental Impact Assessment Report submitted to Finance for Projects BV, Netherlands.


  1. Workiyie Worie Assefa and Ibon Cancio (1016). In vitro culture of gonad explants in thicklip grey mullet (Chelon labrosus) in different gametogenic stages; a tool for the assessment of the effects of reproductive Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs). Proceedings of 4th Annual Science conference on the theme of |”Science and environmentally friendly Industrialization”, 13-14 May 2016, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar.


  1. References
  1. Dr. Abeebe Getahun, Addis Ababa University, Department of Biology, E-mail:

  1. Dr. Seyoum Mengistou, Addis Ababa University, Department of Biology, E-mail:

  1. Dr TesfayeShiferaw - Bahir Dar University, e-mail:


  1. Certification

I, the undersigned, certify that to the best of my knowledge and belief, this CV correctly describes me, my qualifications, and my experience. I understand that any willful misstatement described herein may lead to my disqualification or dismissal, if engaged.