Sewit Haileselassie Tadesse is the young, dynamic and bold master communicator with exceptional leadership, integrity and dynamism. She is the president of the Association for Women in Boldness (AWiB), for the year 2019, currently working as a Strategic Communications Analyst for Enterprise Partners/DAI. Sewit is a trained Economist and holds a master’s degree in Gender Studies in Addis Abeba University. She is a supportive team player with expertise in partnership development, event management, concept development, speech writing, planning, strategic communications, social media management, partnership management and program design. She has experience as a journalist, consultant, gender expert, lecturer and researcher with international NGOs, higher educational institutions and the UN bodies including IRC, UNDP\’s EDP and Addis Ababa University.

She is certified by Toastmasters International on leadership and communication as well as holding a certificate from the Caux Peace and Leadership Program in Caux Switzerland. Sewit also had the privilege to take part in the consultation for Agenda 2250 for Youth, Peace and Security. She was invited to both the regional consultation for East and Southern Africa, which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa and again in the validation consultation in New York. The exposure among the most diverse, and intelligent young people on the planet played a considerable part in her professional development the past year. She was also subsequently attended the Stockholm Peace and Development forum as the guest of the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation, Sweden, an engagement she continues to this day. Her eclectic work experience makes her a dynamic force to be reckoned with.

Sewit is a natural communicator with passion is her work on social justice and leadership development. She believes that exclusion can be rectified through critical reflection on the intersecting dimensions of inequality. She is familiar with strategic communications, industrial development, entrepreneurship, economic development and social science research.

Sewit has a BA Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Gender Studies from Addis Ababa University. Her professional and research interests include leadership development, sustainable development, communications, peace, exclusion, labour, work, governance and social justice. Sewit is the recipient for the P4P in SOAS university grant as part of a team working to research youth political participation in Ethiopia.

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