Ethiopia: Neguest Mekonnen

Country Director, The Hunger Project-Ethiopia

Ms. Neguest Mekonnen has been a member of The Hunger Project (THP)-Ethiopia’s National Advisory Council since 2010, and as such, has excellent knowledge of THP’s vision, mission, methodology and the Epicenter Strategy. She joins THP after serving as Programme Manager and Economist at the French Development Agency in Ethiopia.

She has more than 20 years of experience working with the national government and several international institutions, including leading monitoring and evaluation work at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and being the focal person for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Ethiopia.

Ms. Mekonnen is fluent in English and French and holds a B.A. from the Université de l'Arsenal and two advanced degrees (MBA and a 3ème cycle) in Economics from the Université de Sorbonne in France.