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Eden Demissie Debela

Eden  Demissie Debela

History: Young Expert at Acacia Water - Ethiopia
YEP period 2017 - 2020, batch 11

Position after YEP

Senior Staff Assistant at United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia

YEP Roles

YEAR 2 - 2019-2020

Project Support Officer- Acacia Water BV, providing analysis on current policies, directives and laws pertaining to Water in Ethiopia. Serving as focal point for liaising with region and Federal Government water offices for the  Ziway-Shalla basin project.


YEAR 1 - 2017-2018

Project coordinator of Safe Drinking Water Ethiopia project, by:

  • Developing a household water filter business case for the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sectors;
  • Refining project plans funded by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency for safe drinking water in Ethiopia, executed by public-private partnership between Amhara Regional Bureau of Health, Resilience BV, iDE Ethiopia, and Shayashone PLC.

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  • Project development
  • Project coordination and management
  • Market research and customer segmentation 
  • Operation Administration and coordination 
  • Knowledge of Substantive and international Law and Legal Procedure
  • Organization, and problem-solving
  • Intercultural communication skills and adaptiveness 
  • Marketing and Communications 


Nationality: Ethiopian
Education: LLB (Bachelor of Laws Degree) Bahirdar University


Experience before YEP

  • Programme Development Consultant - Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
  • Procurement Assistant - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • Sneior Staff Assistant - United Nations Economic Comission for Africa
  • Project Coordinator - SDWE
  • Operations Coordinator and Office Services Administrator - Mckinsey and Company Ethiopia
  • Marketing and Communication Manager - British Council Ethiopia
  • Assistant Judge - Federal First Instance Labor Court of Ethiopia
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Organisation: Acacia Water
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