Communications and Engagement Specialist, The New Climate Economy, WRI Africa
Beakal is currently working for WRI as the Communications and Engagement Specialist for the WRI Africa Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
She has previously worked for UNDP Regional Service Center as the Knowledge Management Officer for 4 years in the South-South Cooperation and Financing for Development team. She has also worked in other NGOs and UN agencies. She served as a Junior Programme Officer for the African Child Policy Forum (NGO) for 2 years; worked for UNICEF in the media and external relations section as well as for UNECA in the publications and conference service section where she acquired her knowledge in editing reports, undertaking research, and event planning among other things.
Beakal is a graduate of Masters in Peace and Security Studies with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.
Beakal lives in Addis Ababa with her husband (Dawit) and son (Mathios).
New Climate EconomyLaunch PlatformLaunch Platform Visit Project
The New Climate Economy (NCE), a flagship project of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, brings together government, business and economic leaders to enhance global and national understanding of how climate action can drive economic, social and development objectives.Part of Climate
Institutional and Economic Transformation in AfricaVisit Project
WRI Africa works with governments, leaders and other stakeholders to strengthen the institutional capacity needed to achieve vital landscapes and thriving resilient cities in Africa.Part of Economics