Kalkidan is the Communication and Engagement Specialist for FOLU Ethiopia.

She previously worked with UNDP as Communication Specialist for the Federal Justice Reform Project and prior to that she has worked at Embassy of Israel in the areas of Press and Public Relations as well as heading the Economic and Cultural teams. Kalkidan brings 10 years of communications, public relations and media experience having worked in the bilateral, international organization and the private sectors in Ethiopia.

Kalkidan has a Master's degree in Language and Literature from Addis Ababa University and she is currently doing her second Master's degree in Diplomacy and International Relations at Ethiopian Civil Service University.

Kalkidan enjoys traveling and spending time with her family in her spare time.