To contribute to a sustainable, just, and peaceful Ethiopia and Africa with opportunity for all.
Ensure that today’s children, youth and women are adequately prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators and leaders
The board consists of eight members that are specialists in the fields of Education, Business, and Civil Society. The members establish Initiative Africa’s program goals, work plans, and budgets. They meet on an annual basis to review the progress of various activities and to plan future policies.
Mr. Kebour Ghenna is the Board appointed Executive Director of Initiative Africa. The organization currently employs Educators, Researchers, Editors, Publishers, Information personnel and Technical Support Staff that are exceptional in their work field.
Transparency and accountability at all levels
Integrity and mutual respect between and among stakeholders
Mr. Demiss is a founder and CEO of local technology company called ITSC. He brings new technology and networking solutions to clients. Through partnerships with software engineers, hardware companies, training institutes and the end-user, he offers vendor-neutral solutions as a consultant. A graduate of the AA University, Applied Physics, he is an RCDD, RTPM, DCDC, Master Instructor. He has worked for contractors, distributors, and telecommunications companies. Demiss joined IA right from the start as a volunteer and then as a board member. He brings to Initiative Africa a combination of operating experience and entrepreneurial solutions.
Mrs. Amanawit Aychilhum
Vice Chair Woman
Amanawit is a graduate of the Addis Ababa Commercial College. A 20-year veteran of the insurance industry, she joined the Ethiopian Insurance Corporation as a sales agent in 2004 and was named sales agent of the Years 2007, 2008, 2009. A superb trainer Amanawit has helped more than 55 companies improve their sales performance and processes. Still a member of the Ethiopian Insurance Company sales group, she brought the same winning spirit to her new position as a member of the IA board in 2013.