Master of Science in Forestry, Dresden (Germany) University of Technology, Germany, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry, Swedish University Agricultural Sciences, 2000.
Farm manager, research assistant Ambo (Ethiopia) College Agriculture, 1979-1982. Lecturer Alemaya (Ethiopia) University, 1988-1994. Assistant professor Wendo-Genet College Forestry, Shashemene, Ethiopia, since 2001.
Member Ethiopian Foresters Association.
Married Tsedale Bogale Abegaz, September 23, 1994. 1 child, Tsedeyhiwote Zewdu.