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Azeb Girmai
Researcher / consultant , Virginia
Falls Church, United States
Ph.D. research on Cultural tourism, Livelihoods, and wellbeing; Climate change policy advocacy for Africa and least developed countries; Over 10 years executive-level experience in program development and management;
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Area of Expertise:
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
Professional Experience:
• Executive level experience in leading an internationally affiliated non-governmental organization in Ethiopia for 12 years.
• Competence in strategic management and direction
• Experience in fund soliciting
• Ability in international level networking and collaboration; and local level networking with relevant governmental, non-governmental and community-based organizations to advance shared agenda
• Extensive experience in policy dialogue, advocacy and lobbying of Environmental issues and related sectoral issues; program development and management in the area of environmental development.
• Extensive experience in program development and management particularly in community-based sustainable waste management, urban agriculture for marginalized communities e.g food insecure urban households, HIV/AIDS affected households, social protection for marginalized communities; renewable energy for rural households; sustainable SME development etc.
• Competent in budget planning, management and control, particularly, EU funded programs
• Experience in organizational development and human resource management
• Experience in engaging actors and stakeholders within a program framework
• Competence in formulating advocacy and policy dialogue based on community-level engagement outcomes
• Extensive experience in formulating capacity building for local authorities, non-governmental organizations, and community-based organizations
• Passion and practical experience in the nexus “women and environment” across sectors
• Acquainted with international level dialogue and currently synergy and coherence in the implementation of the SDGs and climate actions (NDC ) at the local level.
* Doctorate in multidisciplinary Area Studies
* Masters degree in Sustainable development and environmental economics from the University of London: specific courses on Environmental science and management; climate change and Development; Economics and institutions for Development; Environmental Policy, Environmental valuation; Small agribusiness development.
* Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Marketing
* BA Honors in Business Studies

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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Amharic
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