Meseret Ali, NEWA
Meseret has a law background she is skilled in gender, advocacy & program management, particularly in women’s political participation in political decision-making, peace, and security, and Women’s economic empowerment agenda. Having over 10 years of service in different fields, and various institutions; local and international CSO, NGOs as well as in media. Meseret’s professional carrier began as a sponsorship correspondent at the SOS Children Village Ethiopia. She also served as the program coordinator for the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development & Inter-Church Aid Commission mainly focusing on coordinating the field projects, at the Norwegian Church Aid, Oslo, Norway she served in the capacity of Gender and Peace officer. She has taken various pieces of training and training trainers on Gender, Feminism principles, Peace & Conflict & Community mobilization, from renowned institutions Due to her passion and wide range of experience, Meseret joined one of the prominent local radio stations Sheger FM 102 as a program co-host and writer, further going into the media landscape of the country as a trainer. Currently, Meseret is serving as a program manager & WE-Care project focal person for the Network of Ethiopian Women’s Associations (NEWA). The activities range from managing and coordinating programs and projects in the organization to creating a joint platform for women’s right organization in Ethiopia. She is also currently serving on the national technical committee for UNSC Resolution 1325 NAP development process & chairwoman of the CSO Forum on Women, Peace, and Security in Ethiopia.