Dr Semere Amlesom


Semere Amlesom is Dean of Hamelmalo Agricultural College (HAC), Keren, Eritrea and an Assistant Professor of Irrigation Engineering in the Department of Agricultural Engineering of HAC.

Semere did his BSc (Agricultural Engineering) at Alemaya College of Agriculture, Haile Selassie University, Ethiopia in 1972 and his MSc at the Institute of Irrigation Studies, Southampton University, UK in 1993.

Semere AmelsomFollowing graduation he worked as an Agricultural Extension Supervisor and Provincial Soil & Water Conservation Coordinator in Wollo, Ethiopia for three years. After Eritrea’s independence Semere worked as Director General for the Departments of Commercial Agriculture, Land Resources & Environmental Protection and Research & Human Resources Development in the Ministry of Agriculture for a total of eleven years.

Semere has served as the Dean of Hamelmalo Agricultural College ever since its establishment in 2005. His interest is to teach and conduct research in agricultural development in general and water management in particular on top his administrative and academic duties of fully developing the college to a full-fledged agricultural university.