Ahmed Mohammed Awel is the Deputy Country Director for the CIPE East Africa Regional Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is responsible for overall program management, performance reporting, donor communication, and partnership management. Ahmed is a seasoned development professional with a decade-long experience conceiving, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs in Ethiopia. Ahmed specializes in process and program evaluation, business advocacy, public policy reform, and private sector development.
Ahmed previously served as Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for CIPE East Africa Regional Office where he managed monitoring and evaluation activities of program portfolios in Ethiopia. Prior to joining CIPE in 2018, he worked for the Ethiopian Economics Association as Research and Training Coordinator, and for Westat Inc. as an Evaluation and Survey Specialist. In addition, he has experience in teaching Economics courses at different public universities in Ethiopia.
Ahmed holds BA degree in Economics from Arba Minch University, MA degree in Urban Management from Ethiopian Civil Service University, MSc degree in Economics from the University of Warwick (UK) and MSc degree in Economic Development and Growth from Lund University (Sweden).