Senior Gender Advisor, Transform: PHC
Heran Abebe Tadesse is EnCompass’ Senior Gender Advisor based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She has more than 10 years of experience, ranging from grassroots implementation to senior-level management projects in the technical areas of gender-based violence, gender and reproductive health issues and harmful traditional practices, and adolescent health and development.
Mrs. Tadesse holds dual Master’s degrees in Gender Studies and General Public Health. She is a qualified trainer in advocating for reproductive health, engaging men in reproductive and maternal health, comprehensive responses to gender-based violence, and gender mainstreaming in the health sector. She received a certificate of appreciation from Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health for her dedication and technical contribution to the development of the National Health Sector Gender Mainstreaming Manual, which guides the consideration of gender issues at every level of health systems and service provision. She is bilingual in Amharic and English.