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MENGESHA, YOHANNES was born on July 27, 1951 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Cambridge University, 1971-1974, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Law, 1984, Master of Arts. Bradford University, United Kingdom, 1986, Agr & Rural Project(s) Management. Spoken languages: Amharic, English, French, Italian.


Chief Desk Officer, East & Southern Africa Bureau(s), World Food Programme since 1988. Senior Desk Officer, 1987-1988, Desk Officer, 8086, East & Southern Africa Bureau, World Food Programme, Rome. Deputy Representative, 1978-1980, Assistant Project(s) Officer, 1976-1977, Area Office for Eastern Caribbean, World Food Programme, Trinidad & Tobago.

Secretary, Council for Civil Liberties in Ethiopia, United Kingdom, 1975-1976. Volunteer, Ethiopian Aid, Sudan/United Kingdom, 1974-1975. Chairman, Executive Committee(s), Tigray Literacy & Youth Employment Programme, Ethiopia, 1972-1973.


Member: Society for International Development. Cambridge and Oxford Society. Roman Sports Club.


  • Other Interests

    Negotiations; interface between emergency and development. Political developments. International meetings.

    Swimming, tennis; travel.