Yemeserach Belayneh is the country advisor of the Population and Reproductive Health Program of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation based in Ethiopia. She oversees the Foundation’s grantmaking activities in Ethiopia and represents the Foundation in different national and international fora. She has been serving in this position since 2008 and has worked with the population program since 2000.
Belayneh has a BA in International Relations and Political Science from Addis Ababa University and MA in Organizational Leadership through Azusa-Pacific University in the US.
She has over a decade of experience in family planning and adolescent sexual and reproductive health issues. She serves as a trainer on leadership and youth development issues. She is also involved in philanthropic activities including Rotary International.