Tibebu has a total of 13 years of work experiences. He served as an instructor, program coordinator, and consultant in government and non-government institution in Ethiopia. He has worked in partnership with government ministries and international partners such as WRI, UNDP and IIED.
Prior to joining C40, he worked as Climate Change Expert for Echnoserve Consulting – a locally renowned environment and climate change consultant company. While with the consulting company, he assisted a diverse client base in providing advisory services and solution in the area of climate change. One of the well-known projects he has worked on include the development of the Addis Ababa GHG Inventory Report in 2012 using the GPC. This report was done in partnership with WRI and he worked in collaboration with a Technical Working Group comprising representatives from various sectors. During this time, WRI also gave three on-site capacity building training and follow-up webinars.
He also served as a consultant at UNDP in the preparation of climate change adaptation scale-up investment plans for 150 districts in Ethiopia.
Tibebu is an art and nature enthusiast but in his spare time, he also likes reading and spending time with family and friends.