Board of Directors YMCA Ethiopia

His Holiness Patriarch Abune Mathias, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
Patron of the YMCA Ethiopia
Ethiopia Tilahun
Borad President YMCA Ethiopia
Social work, Leadership Development Practitioner, Country Director of the Institute of International Education (IIE Ethiopia).
Epherem Lemma
Board Vice President YMCA Ethiopia
BA degree in Theatrical Art, MA in Theater for Development and Ma degree in film Production, (PhD Candidate) in Addis Ababa University.
Messay Gebremariam Kotecho(PhD)
YMCA Ethiopia, Treasurer, Board Member
Assistant Professor of Social Work and Social Development, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Abinet Tasew
YMCA Ethiopia Board Member, Gender Integreation Focal
MA, Gender Studies, BA in Philosophy Sr. Technical Advisor for Gender and Livelihoods/ Gender, Youth and Livelihoods / Food & Water Systems at CARE USA
Nebyou Baye
Board Member, YMCA Ethiopia
Assistant Professor
Ermias Ayele
Board Member, YMCA Ethiopia
General Manager- Great Ethiopian RUN BSC Mechanical Engineering (Addis Ababa University) and Second Degree in Sport Y Leisue Management (Leeds Metropolitan University).
Kiya Tsegaye Lemessa (LL.B.LL.M)
Board Member, YMCA Ethiopia
Licensed Consultant & Attorney at Law, LLM DEgree in Comparative Law, Economics and Finance form University of Turin, Italy and LLB from Mekelle University
Mesenbet Assefa (PhD)
Assistant Professor Addis Ababa University, School of Law
Professor Alemayehu Bishaw (PhD)
MA in Curriculum and Instruction, Addis Ababa University Ph.D in Multiculturalism, University of Delhi, India Bahir dar YMCA Chair of the Advisory Board
Dagmawi Selamssa Tessema
Executive Director/ National General Secretary (NGS)

ymca ethiopia logo webThe Young Men's Christian Association, YMCA is a worldwide organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, with more than 2 billion beneficiaries from 125 national associations.
YMCA Ethiopia is pioneer in youth development which was first established in 1951. It has over 3000 young champions, 25,000 members and over 50,000 beneficiaries.  Our vision is to empower young people for the renaissance of Africa. We strive for Reaching more than half a million children, youth and women through power space, skill development  and opportunities At Present we work in Addis Ababa, Oromya, Amhara, Sidama, Southern Nation and Nationalities, Tigraye.

Organizational Mission & Vision


Empowering young people for the African Renascence


Develop young people and the whole community for the holistic transformation in body, mind and spirit through innovative program strategies and services.