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Workneh Gebeyehu (PhD)
IGAD Executive Secretary

Prior to being the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia between 2016 and 2019. He was Minister of Transport between 2012 and 2016. Dr Workneh has had a long career in the Civil Service in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia where he served in the Administration and the Security.

He was born in 1970 in the town of Shashamane in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. Dr. Workneh studied at Addis Ababa University where he obtained a Bachelor and Masters degree in International Relations. He holds a PhD in Criminology from the University of South Africa (Unisa) in Pretoria. Dr Workneh is married and a father of three.

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Communiqué of the 8th IDDRSI Platform General Assembly

July 23, 2022
IGAD DROUGHT DISASTER PLATFORM COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE 8TH IDDRSI PLATFORM GENERAL ASSEMBLY 22nd July 2022, Skylight Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia…
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IGAD Convenes its Drought Initiative Platform Meetings amidst Severe Drought in the Region

July 21, 2022
July 18, 2022 (DJIBOUTI, Djibouti): The Executive secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, today inaugurated…
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IGAD Executive Secretary is Pleased to Announce the Forthcoming Deployment of an IGAD EOM to Kenya Elections

July 14, 2022
July 14, 2022 (DJIBOUTI, Djibouti): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) will deploy an election observer mission to the Republic…

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