Yohannes A.

USAID East Africa Trade & Investment Hub

Doctoral DegreeNortheastern University School of Law

United States


Mr. Assefa is an experienced international development professional with over 20 years of experience in the United States and Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Mali). Mr. Assefa specializes in trade & investment facilitation (AGOA +), structured trade/finance, trade policy and enabling environment reform. Mr. Assefa is a proven program manager with activity design, development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation experience. He served as an Adjunct Professor of Law in 2011 at the Addis Ababa University Faculty of Law, and as an Adjunct Professor of International Business at The George Washington University from 2013-2015. He is also a member of the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund board.


  • economic policy
  • tertiary education
  • finance
  • development
  • law
  • united states
  • mali
  • kenya
  • zambia
  • uganda
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries

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