Mr. Dereje Abdena Bayisa

Dereje has more than 25 years of work experience mainly in public sector and with closely working a range of international and local development partners. He provides guidance and leads multi-disciplinary team to design replicable, cost-effective, adaptive solutions that empower communities, especially married and unmarried adolescent girls to improve their sexual and reproductive health outcomes. He is the lead to embed and scale up smart start as part of the public health system under RISE.