Hiwot Alemayehu

Vice Chief, Head of Programs

Hiwot Alemayehu is the Vice Chief of the Academy and Head of Programs overseeing training delivery, research, and consulting.

Prior to joining AFLEX, she served as the Executive Director for the Ethiopian Reconciliation Commission Secretariat and worked with various international organizations on research and leadership development programs.

Hiwot’s work with the British Council, Ethiopia has contributed to the strengthening of the civil society sector of the country. Furthermore, she was able to train large numbers of CSO leaders in Ethiopia, Sudan, Ghana, and South Sudan building CSO capacity through learning and development. She has also coordinated global leadership development programs at New York University.  

Hiwot has co-published with InTRAC for Civil Society and UK Oxford on CSO leadership, and succession. She has contributed to various global platforms including the publication of a dialogue paper on Decolonizing Capacity Development.