Medhin Fissha Mekonnen

Gender and Safeguards Specialist, CRGE Facility, Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation of Ethiopia

Over the past 18 years, Medhin Fissha Mekonnen has worked with various organizations at the capacity of project/program development and has experience in resilience building, climate finance, financial inclusion (weather index insurance including the R4 program, savings, micro-credit), food security and social protection with sound technical expertise in program design, implementation and management, designing and managing researches, safeguards, gender & social inclusion and monitoring and evaluation. She is also a well networked professional and has experience in building strategic partnerships with policy-makers, multilateral and bilateral organizations, civil society organizations and the private sector. Additionally, she was serving as the technical focal person for the Vulnerable 20 Group during Ethiopian Presidency of the forum from 2016 to 2018.

Currently, Medhin Fissha Mekonnen is working with Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) seconded to Ministry of Finance of Ethiopia as a Gender and Safeguards Specialist. Previously, she has worked with the InsuResilience Global Partnership Secretariat as an advisor. She has also worked with the Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA), which is a consortium of humanitarian alliances (CARE, Oxfam, Save the Children, and World Vision) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). In addition to her professional experience, Medhin Fissha Mekonnen holds a Master of Science degree in Resource and Environmental Economics and Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.