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Dr. Wakgari Furi

Minster of State for Oil & Natural Gas Sector
Ethiopia

Education
Ph.D Degree in Hydrogeology ( 2010), University of  Poitiers, France
M.Sc Degree  in Hydrogeology (2005), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Advanced Diploma in Business & Contract Administration (2002)-UK
B.Sc Degree in Geology and Geophysics (1992), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Major careers
Current:- State Minister for Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Ethiopia
2012-2015:- CEO,  Oromia Water Works Design and Supervision Enterprise, Ethiopia
2011-2012:- Principal Hydrogeologist for Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority.
2010-2011:- Water Resources Manager for DH Water Consultancy Company, Addis Ababa,  Ethiopia
2003-2007:-   Consulting Hydrogeologist for CISP-(Italian International Cooperation for   Development) and FHI  (Food for Hunger International)

Membership to Scientific societies and professional associations
Ethiopian Association of Hydrogeologist – Founding Member
Geological Society of America (GSA) – Member
Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) – Member
International Association of Hydrogeologist (IAH) – Member

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