Yonas possesses nine years of progressive professional experiences in the design, implementation and evaluation of Public Health projects with a particular focus on HIV Prevention and Youth Reproductive Health. He has been employed by different nonprofit and international nonprofits, such as Christina Children Funds, Handicap National, Concern Worldwide, U.S. Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (US-CDC), Intra-Health International, Pathfinder International and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He has a background in Sociology and Social Administration and recently obtained his European MSc Degree in International Health from University College London and Copenhagen University. Yonas has been providing technical assistance and capacity building support for the implementation of the PEPFAR fund through US-CDC and USAID funded projects. He has extensive experience in HIV prevention programs particularly among youth and Most-at-Risk Population groups (MARPs). He has strong knowledge regarding behavior change, and has played a great role in the national effort to cause desired behavior changes in young people and MARPs to adopt safer sexual practices for the reduction of HIV incidence and prevalence.

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Host Organization: Population Action International