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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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The 48th IGAD Council of Ministers Successfully Concluded in Khartoum, Sudan

December 1, 2022
November 30, 2022 (KHARTOUM, Sudan) The 48th Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Council of Ministers session concluded successfully in Khartoum,…
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COMMUNIQUE – IGAD- UN OSEHOA High Level Inter-Ministerial Event on Climate Change, Peace, and Security at the Margins of the 27th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27)

November 9, 2022
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Signing of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement – Ethiopia.

November 4, 2022
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development was actively engaged in the peace negotiations between the Federal Government of Ethiopia and the…

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