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Selamawit Zewdu Yetemegn

Selamawit Zewdu Yetemegn

History: Young Expert at Rain Foundation - Ethiopia
YEP period 2013 - 2015, batch 1

Position after YEP

WASH Specialist at Unicef in Ethiopia

YEP Role

My role as a Young Expert in RAIN was as the Project Officer- Rainwater harvesting capacity centre (RHCC). My role can be summarised in these key aspects:

  • Build the internal capacity of the RHCC by supporting current staff improve their skills and capabilities
  • Support RAIN local partners to improve the technical skills required for RWH for clean water access, environmental sustainability and food production
  • Provide technical and administrative support for the successful implementation of RAIN and Metameta Ethiopia projects (including project coordination, monitoring and Evaluation)
  • Work to build the RAIN portfolio in Ethiopia through participation in project design, networking and partnership building

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Nationality: Ethiopian
Education: I have multi disciplinary educational background in Chemistry (BSc) Environmental Science (MSc) & Earth observation and Geo-Information science for environmental Modelling and management (MSc).


Experience before YEP

I have experience in carrying out trainings, environmental research both in Ethiopia and in the Netherlands. My areas of expertise are environmental management, water quality, natural resource management, Remote sensing image analysis and GIS.

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Organisation: Rain Foundation
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