Kulule Makonnen

WASH Programme Manager, Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia

Kulule Makonnen Duffera has over 20 years of experience in WASH and public health and which ranges from national and international level to direct program management and implementation support.

She has vast experience of managing large budgets and grants supported by WB, AfDB, EU, CIDA, SIDA, DFID, UNICEF and many more.

Kulule worked as WASH team lead at the Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia for 7 years. In this role, she managed the national WASH program for the Federal Ministry of Health, coordinating with the Ministries of Water and Education.

Kulule also served as consultant WASH specialist for WHO and spent 7 years with UNICEF in Ethiopia, when she worked with Federal Government and UNICEF to develop the WASH Annual work plan and participated in the development of key sector documents, including the Government/UN country program documents, Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP- Health GTP-2), Universal Access plan for WASH, Ethiopian ONE WASH national program,  the national WASH and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) strategic master plan, the Ethiopian National Sanitation and Hygiene Strategic Plan of Action and Sanitation Marketing Guideline and the business model.

Kulule hold MSc. in Environmental Sanitation from the University of Gent, Belgium


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