Our Team

Governance

We are a membership-based organization composed of young people and their adult allies. We are governed by the General Assembly and Board of Directors. Members constitute the general assembly, which is the supreme organ of the organization and met once in a year to review program progress and give guidance to its internal policy and programmatic portfolio.

The board drawn from the general assembly is mandated to oversee the decision of the general assembly to be followed up. We have a 7 members board of directors. Two seats in the board reserved for young people age 29 and below and three seats are reserved for women. The Secretariat undertakes the day-to-day operations. Headed by the Managing Director, the office constitutes two departments, Finance and Administration and Programmes. TaYA has 15 full time staffs and 12 volunteers who are actively supporting project and activities. It has two program coordination offices in Amhara and Benishangul Regional States.

Board Members

Mergisa Kaba (Phd)

Mergisa Kaba (Phd)

Board Chairperson

Meskerem Damene

Meskerem Damene

Member

Alemayehu Hailu

Alemayehu Hailu

Member

Meron Debebe (Mrs.)

Meron Debebe (Mrs.)

Member

Aman Amare (Mr.)

Aman Amare (Mr.)

Member

YirgaGebregzabher (Mr.)

YirgaGebregzabher (Mr.)

Member

Nafkot Ashanki (Ms.)

Nafkot Ashanki (Ms.)

Member

Our Team

Ephrem Berhanu

Ephrem Berhanu

Managing Director

Aklilu Guulay

Aklilu Guulay

Operations and Program Coordination Head

Yohanna Alemayehu

Yohanna Alemayehu

Program Coordinator

Yordanos T. Wolde

Yordanos T. Wolde

Program Coordinator

Dr. Leilena Shimeles

Dr. Leilena Shimeles

Program Coordinator

Menelik Negussu

Menelik Negussu

Senior Program Advisor

Eyob Balcha (PhD)

Eyob Balcha (PhD)

Senior Advisor

Nebiyat Getinet

Nebiyat Getinet

Finance Officer

Bereket Haileslassie

Bereket Haileslassie

PMEL and Communications Coordinator

Nathanael Tamirat

Nathanael Tamirat

Advocacy Officer

Fanuel Getachew

Fanuel Getachew

Youth Engagement Coordinator

Betelhem Eshetu

Betelhem Eshetu

U.S. Office Representative

Adanech Anbesu

Adanech Anbesu

Administrative Assistant

Samrawit Mazengia

Samrawit Mazengia

Project coordinator

Girum Aschalew

Girum Aschalew

Project Coordinator