Congratulations Dr Chalachew Tarekegne, with the defense of your dissertation on October 31, 2022! Congrats also Dr Renate Wesselink and Dr Harm Biemans. The title of the dissertation is: ‘Competence Profile Development and Effects of Competence-Based Training for Creating Change in the Agricultural Sector: The Case of West Gojjam Zone, Amhara State, Ethiopia’. The unique contribution of the dissertation is that it establishes an empirical link between #competence #development and #performance #improvement . Thank you Prof. Isabel Raemdonck, Prof. Alex Koutsouris, Dr. Irene Koomen, Prof. Laurens Klerkx, and Dr. Sietze Vellema for assessing the dissertation and contributing to the defense. Thank you Prof. Arnold Bregt, for chairing the defense ceremony.