Misrach Mekonnen, CARE Ethiopia
Misrach Mekonnen is a development professional with having an academic background in Project Management and Sociology. Currently, she is working with CARE Ethiopia as a Program Coordinator for the Women’s Economic Justice unit. Women’s economic justice is one of the core programmatic areas of CARE Ethiopia’s work, ensuring that women have equitable access to and control over economic resources. The program also promotes long-term changes in social norms and economic structures. The unit incorporates several intervention areas, including dignified work, entrepreneurship, financial inclusion, system strengthening, inclusive governance, and advocacy. Misrach has commendable experience in community development, women’s empowerment, gender programming, value chain development, capacity building, financial services, and livelihood development. Moreover, she has practical experience in different approaches ranging from creating a more conducive and enabling environment between different stakeholders to an emphasis on market access, enterprise development, private sector engagement, and the application of various financial instruments.