Meti Bekele Nega

Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship, Education | Ethiopia

2020 New Voices Fellow


Meti works at the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences where she leads initiatives that strengthen evidence base to promote data –informed policy engagement on timely development issues. Meti led the preparation of an Amharic dictionary of technical population and development terms, many of which were not previously available in a local language. She has also coordinated studies and policy dialogues that shed light on how Ethiopia can achieve the demographic dividend. Bringing these ideas into policy-making circles is critically important in Ethiopia, one of the fastest growing countries in the world. Meti ‘s broader mission is to bridge the gap between evidence and policy, especially on issues of gender equity and equality.