Admasu Kidewa – MWF2016 Impact Story

Admasu Kidewa is focused on inter-ethnic conflict resolution within pastoralist groups in Ethiopia.

“If the younger generation is empowered and given opportunity to work hard, to influence those who have bad perception toward societal change, we can make about change.”

Admasu spent 6 weeks at the Presidential Precinct as a […]

Zelalem Kibret – MWF2016 Impact Story

Zelalem Kibret is a writer and blogger in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is committed to promoting access to justice for all voices in Ethiopia.

“If I’m going to build a democratic Ethiopia and Africa in the future, then I need to be exposed to a world that has already built […]

Onward and Upward: Disability Rights Advocate Dag Wakene

Original interview conducted by the Stellenbosch University Alumni Office for publication in their Winter 2016 edition of ‘e-Matieland’

Disability rights advocate, educator and lifelong student: Meet alumnus, Dagnachew ‘Dag’ Wakene (33), who for the past nine years, and longer, has been working tirelessly combatting the serious socio-economic prejudice and myriad […]

Dagnachew Wakene – Presidential Precinct YALI Video Blog

Dagnachew Wakene is a ‪#‎YALI2015‬ Fellow from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dag advocates for millions of Africans living with disabilities, working to ensure that everything from urban planning to national legislation is inclusive for people with all levels of mobility. As a person living with disabilities himself, Dag embodies his […]

Precinct Fellows Spotlight: Edda Zekarias

Edda Zekarias, a 2014 Washington Fellow from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, shares her experience with the 2014 YALI program here at the Presidential Precinct.

Youth Hub Africa: Edda Zekarias Talks about her YALI Experience at the Precinct

Edda Zekarias, a 2014 YALI Fellow, shares how her experience at the Presidential Precinct impacted her career.

Edda Zekarias – Presidential Precinct YALI Video Blog

August 13, 2014 | Edda Zekarias Mekuria | 2014 Washington Fellow

Edda Zekarias, a 2014 Washington Fellow from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, shares her experience with the 2014 YALI program here at the Presidential Precinct.

Fitting into the Human Fabric

July 17, 2014 | Edda Zekarias Mekuria | 2014 Washington Fellow

I once started a Facebook page called ‘Hey, that’s in my culture too!’ to showcase cultures that are similar to Ethiopian culture. I was so fascinated by totem poles I had seen in Victoria, BC. From that trip, I […]

Sustainability, Is it about today or tomorrow?

July 17, 2014 | Edda Zekarias Mekuria | 2014 Washington Fellow

Sometimes life’s daily activities become such a routine that we do not take a moment to pause and reflect on what it is we are doing and how we do it.

In my head

On the first day of discussing the concept of […]