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Elleni Ashebir

Ethiopia Manager, WRI Africa

Elleni is the Cities4Forests Ethiopia Manager at WRI Africa in Ethiopia and the focal point for engagement with Addis Ababa. She leads Cities4Forests implementation in Addis Ababa, as part of her integrated urban development portfolio. She is working to forge partnerships with city and federal governments and key partners in Ethiopia, to successfully roll out her urban mobility and Cities4Forests work.

She has rich experience in Ethiopia’s urban development sector and has worked at national, regional and city-level government. She has also worked closely with local communities and vulnerable groups to help ensure socially equitable, environmentally sustainable and economically viable development.

Elleni managed a private consulting practice in Addis before joining WRI and her educational background covers urban development planning and management.