Zelalem Kibret Beza

Location: Ethiopia
Precinct Program: Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
Date(s): Summer 2016
Title & Organization: Law, Blogger, Activist

Zelalem Kibret has over six years of experience in various legal and communal affairs. Currently, Zelalem is trying to build his own virtual law office to help the poor. Moreover, Zelalem is an activist and a blogger who regularly campaigns and writes on the issues of constitutionalism and good governance. He volunteers on the university teaching Law and organizing debates, and has established a dialogue platform. Zelalem holds a master’s degree in Public International Law from Addis Ababa University, with a focus on individual responsibility in International Law. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Zelalem plans to establish a nationwide legal office in Ethiopia that helps peoples who can’t afford to pay for legal services.

Blog Entries

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 […]

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