Adugna works with WRI Africa based in Addis Ababa as a Senior Associate: Energy Access Finance lead.

Before joining WRI, Adugna used to work with the Federal Ministry of Finance (MoF), Ethiopia specifically as Monitoring and Evaluation team leader of the Climate Resilient Green Economy Facility being seconded through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Ethiopia Country Office.

Adugna is a PhD Candidate in Environment and Development (Addis Ababa University), holds MA Degree in Social Work (Addis Ababa University), BA Degree in Economics (Addis Ababa University) and Postgraduate Diploma in Theological studies (Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology).