CGIAR Gender

Lemlem Behailu


LemlemAreguBehailuCountry: Ethiopia

Location: Myanmar

CGIAR Center: WorldFish

Current role: CGIAR Gender Postdoctoral Fellow

Lemlem Aregu Behailu is a postdoctoral fellow for gender research at WorldFish, a CGIAR Research Center, and based in Myanmar office. She works with the gender and research program for Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) initiatives in Myanmar and Livestock and Fish (L&F) in Bangladesh. She also leads the CGIAR Global Gender Study (GENNOVATE) analysis of the Bangladesh gender benchmarking study as well as providing support the Bangladesh gender team in relation to outputs from the data.

Prior to Joining WorldFish, she worked for various research and development organizations in Ethiopia for the past 20 years such as in International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as a gender specialist, SoS-Sahel Ethiopia as a gender officer, GTZ/giz as a socio-economist, and Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) as an agronomist.

Her PhD thesis was entitled ‘’ Resilience of communal grasslands in the Ethiopian highlands: Integrating gender and social learning.” She was awarded the ‘Inge Dirmhirn Price’ for her PhD as the best doctoral dissertation on gender and diversity from BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria. Her research area and areas of expertise are: Gender and Rural Development, Gender and Natural Resource Management, Gender and Resilience. Thus Lemlem says that she finds that the CGIAR centers are the right workplaces where she can continue with her research in addressing gender issues in agriculture.

Lemlem holds a PhD in Agricultural science from BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria. She obtained her MSc. in Rural Sociology from Wageningen University, the Netherlands and her BSc in plant Science from Alemaya University, Ethiopia.

She joined WorldFish as a Postdoctoral fellow in August 2015.