Shiferaw Tafesse is the Project Manager for the Regenerative Agriculture Transition Project. He works with various stakeholders to foster the adoption of sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices and facilitate food system transformation.

Prior to joining WRI, Shiferaw worked as Senior Program Officer and Project Manager for the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) leading the implementation of sustainable land use and climate-smart agriculture initiatives, as well as contributing to the development of Ethiopia's Long-Term Low Emission Development Strategy (LT-LEDS). He also worked for different agricultural research and development organizations, including the International Potato Center (CIP), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), and Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA).

Shiferaw holds a PhD in Crop Protection and Agricultural Innovation Systems from Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands. He received an MSc degree in Environmental Science from Addis Ababa University and a BSc degree in Soil and Water Conservation from Mekelle University. In addition, he obtained certifications in Advanced Certified Development Project Manager from PM4DEV, and in Food Systems Leader- Advanced Leadership Programme from the Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA).