CHG - People - Diriba Korecha
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Diriba Korecha Dadi (PhD)
National Climate Scientist
UCSB/FEWS NET
Medium to long-term climate predictions and applications
Location: Ethiopia
dkorecha@fews.net
Curriculum Vitae
Biography

Dr. Diriba Korecha has joined U.S. Geological Survey component of the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWSNET) as the National Climate Scientist for Ethiopia. He is mainly responsible for advising partner institutions on observed and predicted climate systems, anomalies and their likelihood impacts on various social and economic sectors by analyzing, interpreting, and reporting occurrences of various climate-related benefits/hazards using the remotely sensed and manually collected meteorological observations. Since 2015, Dr. Diriba has been serving as a Bureau member of Intergovernmental Panel on climate Change (IPCC) and Vice Chair of IPCC Working Group III. As Vice Chair of WGIII, he is expected to contribute for the Sixth Assessment Report (IPCC-AR6) assessment of the scientific, technical, environmental, and economic and social aspects of climate change mitigation. Prior to joining USGS/FEWSNET, Dr. Diriba had been working at National Meteorological Agency of Ethiopia for twenty-five years as meteorologist, team leader, and Director of Meteorological Forecasting and Early Warning Directorate.