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Meseret Ali


Meseret Ali

Program Manager, Network of Ethiopian Women’s Associations

Meseret's professional bio / interests

I have a law background skilled in gender, advocacy & program management, particularly in women’s political participation in political decision-making, peace, and security, and Women’s economic empowerment agenda. Having over 10 years of service in different fields, and various institutions; local and international CSO, NGOs as well as in media. My professional carrier began as a sponsorship correspondent at the SOS Children Village Ethiopia. I also served as the program coordinator for the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development & Inter-Church Aid Commission mainly focusing on coordinating the field projects, at the Norwegian Church Aid, Oslo, Norway I served in the capacity of Gender and Peace officer. I have taken various pieces of training and training trainers on Gender, Feminism principles, Peace & Conflict & Community mobilization, from renowned institutions. Due to my passion and wide range of experience, I joined one of the prominent local radio stations Sheger FM 102 as a program co-host and writer, further going into the media landscape of the country as a trainer. Currently, I am serving as a program manager for the Network of Ethiopian Women’s Associations (NEWA). The activities range from managing and coordinating programs and projects in the organization to creating a joint platform for women’s right organization in Ethiopia. Currently I am serving on the national technical committee for UNSC Resolution 1325 NAP development process & chairwoman of the CSO Forum on Women, Peace, and Security in Ethiopia.

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I would like to help with promoting Gender Equality .

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Joined Guild

Dec 18, 2020