here we are Ethiopia

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Ethiopia events are announced on our local chapter mailinglist and in our closed Facebook group – so please sign up.

We are working to make Facebook the main platform for communication and dialog in Ethiopia.

If your are located in Ethiopia, please find us on Facebook.

Meet our team

Here we are Ethiopia has a long history. Originally developed as a independent local spouse network initiated by Sibylle Newman, the groups joined here we are global in 2017.

Sibylle Newman has since moved on to new assignments and left the further development of the community in the safe hands of our current local team of global professionals.

Would you like to know more about here we are Ethiopia? Or join our community?

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Lori Nirenstein

Lori is our here we are Ethiopia Country Manager. Lori hails from South Africa. Her career includes research, project management and systems development roles across 6 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and Europe. She currently works in human resources for a global agribusiness with a focus on young African talent acquisition and development.

Laura Enckell

Laura is from Finland. Laura is a Project Manager at here we are Ethiopia. At the same time she is using her time in Ethiopia to complete her Masters in HR Management. Her four children keep her busy as well. Previous work experience includes early childhood education, teaching and working as a team leader and deputy manager for a day care unit.

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