PHE - Ethiopia Consortium: Population Health & Environment Ethiopia Consortium

"Healthy Families - Healthy Environment"


Staff Profile

Our staff includes experts in health, environment, Demography, gender, youth, research and technology, an ideal combination of expertise to address the integrated PHE apporach. Have a look at the expertise we have at our consortium.

» Negash Teklu Gebemichael (Executive Director)

Negash Teklu, MA holder in International Relations from Amsterdam University, is one of the founders and Executive Director of the NGO, Population Health Environment (PHE) Ethiopia Consortium  (  working on the integration of environment, health, population livelihood, and gender equity, since its establishment. Formerly, Negash Teklu was fully involved in establishing and managing the prominent national private news agency, Walta Information Center.  He was also a member of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) Parliament and standing committee member, from 1995-1999.

Before serving as a member of Parliament, he was a member of Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) starting in 1975, he was a liberation fighter against the Military Government of Ethiopia, and from 1977-1991 he was a member of the foreign committee representing the TPLF/EPRDF in Sudan and Europe as member of the EPRDF Zonal Committee and representative.  As an Executive Director of PHE  Ethiopia Consortium, Negash Teklu represented the organization in COP 15,16,17 at Copenhagen, Cancun, Durban, respectively and Rio+20, in 2012, at Rio and the ICPD Human Rights beyond 2014 Conference at Netherlands in 2013   and the CPD 47th session at New York in April 2014, and the different International Family Planning Conferences.  He is also whole heartedly spearheading the PHE Movement in Ethiopia.

His organization has a strong partnership locally with government line ministries, regions and partner development practitioners and with international like the Packard Foundation,  DFID,  EU, PRB,WWC, PSN, PAI, Lake Victoria Basin Commission(LVBC).  Mr Negash, representing his organization is also a member of Population for Sustainable Development Alliance ( PSDA), CAN,  and the  African PHE Network.  He is also the Chairperson of the Ethiopia Federal Charities and Societies Forum (EFCSF) which represents around 5000 registered at Regional and federal level   charities and societies organizations in the country. 

  In addition, he is a member of a Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) Facility Advisory Board and he is also  a vice chair of  the UN Women Ethiopian Advisory  Group. He has contributed as a research team member on different Briefs, like: "Community Based Biofuel Development and Environment Rehabilitation in Ethiopia: The case of Bati in Amhara Region", "On the Role of the Floriculture Sector in Empowering Women  Ethiopia”, in 2013, "Climate change impacts on pastoral women in Ethiopia: some evidences from the Southern
lowlands" 2013, "Effectiveness of the PHE approach for achieving family planning and fertility outcomes in Ethiopia" January, 2013,  and contributed on a Book entitled "The Demographic Transition and Development in Africa" on the Chapter 16: "Barriers to Access and Effective use of Data and Research for Development Policy in Ethiopia", and "Self Determination as a solution for the problems in the Horn of Africa (thesis) in 1994.  Ato Negash is married with two children.


Negash Teklu


» Ahmed Mohammed Ali (Population and Livelihood Program Officer)

Ahmed Mohammed Ali is a demographer with more than 20 years of professional experience in different organizations including the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, National Urban Planning Institute and Ministry of Education. He worked as a Senior Population and Development Expert in the Population Affairs Directorate, a Senior Policy and Program Expert, a Regional and Environmental Affairs Expert and a Physical and Environmental Affairs Expert. He has pulbished

  • Population and Environment linkage: An overview of its implication on Ethiopia

  • The impact of resettlement on demographic and socio-economic variables, the case of resettlment in Ethiopia, pulbished by Lambert Acadamic publishing

  • Improving understanding the dynamics of resettlement

  • The nexus between Environment, Agriculture and Population in Ethiopia

Ahmed Mohammed


» Haileleoul Negash Abebe (Finance and Administrative Officer)

Haileleoul was born in North Shewa and raised in Addis Ababa. He is a graduate of Addis Ababa Commercial College with diploma in accounting and a Bachelor’s degree from Addis Ababa University in management. He has more than 12 years of work experience in various finance and administrative capacities. Personally, he is a devoted and hard worker and enjoys working with people who have different experiences and cultures. He believes in team work and sharing ideas and is ready to face new challenges.


» Gadisa Hailu (RIF Project Director )

Gadisa Hailu joined PHE EC in August 2016 having gained significant work experience at international development, non-governmental and Health organisations over 15 years.

Gadisa has gained extensive experience in working across different development sectors such as WASH, health and Income generating Activities (IGA) programs and projects. He is well-experienced in designing and developing proposals for WASH, Public Health and IGA sectors; and implementing programmes/projects. In addition, he has learnt a lot from his various experience in conducting studies, trainings and worships in-country as well as abroad.

His expertise includes urban WASH Project Management, Community Based Health Care, Child Survival and environmental health. Gadisa has gained wide ranging experience managing Sustainable sanitation transformation an health promotion Project at SNV and Urban WASH programme at Amref Health Africa. He has been a focal person for the Organisation’s Addis Ababa Regional Office in Amref Health Africa. His three years grass-roots experience at Alemtena Catholic Church helped Gadissa to gain good experience while he is working as Child Survival and WASH Field programs Coordinator at Africare/Ethiopia. His two years teaching experience at Environmental Health Department at Dilla College of Teachers’ Education and Health Science has also helped him to increase his consciousness in the field.

Gadisa began his professional career as a Junior Environmental Health Expert at Ministry of Defence in late 1990s. He has a Degree of Master of Arts in Development Economics. Studying Community Development Gadisa earned a BA degree, and Advanced Diploma in Environmental Science. He later gained a Postgraduate Master in Health Leadership Development from Nairobi, Kenya Amref Health Africa Training institution.


» Kabtamu Kebede (Monitoring and Evaluation Officer)

Kabtamu Kebede has accomplished his Masters study (MSc) in Rural Development and Agricultural Economics from Haromaya University and his Bachelor degree (BSc) in Natural Resource Management from Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources. Kabtamu has more than ten-year professional work experience in government organization and different Non-government organizations. He worked as Coffee Agronomist and Extension Expert in Agriculture and Rural Development Organization, as Extension Supervisor and Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in CARE Ethiopia and Mercy Corps Ethiopia, as Participatory, Planning, and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in Ethio-Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA). Currently, he is working for the Population, Health and Environment Ethiopia Consortium (PHE EC) a local NGO as Program Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.

Kabtamu Kebede