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Yetnebersh NIGUSSIE Executive Director, ECDD - Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development, Addis Ababa

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2002-2004 Public relations and Chairperson, Anti-AIDS movement, Addis Ababa University
2003-2007 Chairperson, Ethiopian National Association of the Blind Women's Wing
2004-2005 Chairperson, Blind Students Association of Addis Ababa University
2005 Co-Founder, ECDD - Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development, Addis Ababa
2005-2006 Founder and First President, Addis Ababa University Female Students Association, Addis Ababa
2006-2009 Member, Committee of Experts on Blind Women, African Union of the Blind
2006-2009 Training and Advocacy Officer, ECDD - Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development, Addis Ababa
since 2007 Public Relations Officer, National Paralympics Committee
2009-2013 Program Manager, Economic Empowerment, ECDD - Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development, Addis Ababa
2013-2014 Good Will Ambassador, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committee
since 2013 Executive Director, ECDD - Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development, Addis Ababa

Memberships

Board Member, Addis Miraf Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS, since 2005
International Board of Ambassadors, NGO confederation LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, since 2013
Vice Chair, Ethiopian Federal Charities and Societies Forum, since 2013
Board Chair, Ethiopian National Disability Action Network, ENDAN, since 2014

Publications

Psychosocial Dimensions and Employability of Persons with Disabilities, Addis Ababa University, School of Social Work, Addis Ababa, 2009
with Ransom, B.: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - a Call for Action on Poverty, Lack of Access and Discrimination, ECDD, Addis Ababa, 2008
The need for Legal Reform on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law, Addis Ababa Ethiopia, 2006

Awards

AMANITARE award for sexual and reproductive health advocates, Johannesburg, 2003
Individual award for excellent HIV/AIDS prevention and control activities coordination, Addis Ababa City Administration in collaboration with the Addis Ababa HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (HAPCO), 2005
Best HIV/AIDS National Activist, General Medical Practitioners Association, Addis Ababa, 2005
World of Difference Life Time Achievement Award, TIAW - The International Alliance for Women, 2011