Meedan Mekonnen

BA in political science and international relations, Addis Ababa University (1999). Meedish has worked for four years at the Addis Ababa-based Center for Local Capacity Building and Studies where she served as the project officer for programs of governance and human rights. She also conducted a series of community seminars centered on issues of gender. More recently she has been the assistant regional coordinator of Save the Children USA where she worked with the elderly, religious leaders, women's associations, parent-teacher associations, and girls' clubs. In 2003 she participated in a seminar organized by the Austrian Study Center for Conflict Resolution and Network of African Peace Builders in Botswana.