Ashenafi Hailu Gunnabo was born from his mother Elifinesh Eshalo Seko and father Hailu Gunnabo Kane'a in Gidole in 17/01/1983. He attended elementary school in Gidole Ediget Elementary School and secondary and Higher schools in Arba Minch Kulfo and Arba Minch Comperhensive High Schools respectively. In 2001, he took Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate Examination (ESLCE) and got a point that allowed him to join Debube university (now named as Hawassa University) in 2002. From the University, he was graduated with B.Sc. in Applied Biology in July, 2006. Right after his graduation, he joined a research team from Stanford University (USA) and Ghidansk University (Poland) and conducted diversity study of Birds (local and migratory) in Nech Sar National Park, Ethiopia. Then he joined Southern Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) as junior researcher of fishery and aquaculture and served for three years. In 2008, he joined Hawassa University for M.Sc. study in Microbiology. After graduating from Hawassa University, he was employeed by Wolaita Sodo University (SNNPR, Ethioipia) as a lecturer and researcher in Microbiology and served for two years. In, 2014, he has continued this Sandwitch PhD study at Wageningen University by the support of N2Africa project.