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Ephrem Emru

Ephrem is our Country Coordinator in Malawi since 2019. He manages the in-country team of 15 from Lilongwe, and leads the implementation of all ongoing projects in the country. Currently, Ephrem is busy implementing a variety of projects in the Education sector. Ephrem joined CGA in 2018, when he worked as a consultant to provide technical support to programmes in Sierra Leone and Somalia.

Ephrem Emru originally qualified as a Doctor; he took his Medical Doctorate degree in 1984 at Addis Ababa University. After his degree in medicine, he reoriented his career in the field of international development with a focus on social protection. He has worked mostly on public health, disaster management, and social protection, but also on a range of at scale social sector implementation projects. He has worked as senior manager at country and HQs level for Government, Academia, the Red Cross Movement, Consultancies and INGOs for over 30 years.