Bekele Woyecha

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Region Greater London
Association Greater London Association (closed)
Website https://www.bekelewoyecha.com/
Blog https://churchill.bekelewoyecha.com/

Bekele was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He worked at Citizens UK from March 2011 to June 2020 as a Community Organiser and Senior Project Manager. Bekele is now Director of UK Welcomes Refugees. Bekele says, “Life has not been a bed of roses for me, that is why I have never surrendered, and I keep fighting.” He was the Human Rights Defender Fellow of the University of Nottingham in 2009, where he studied International Human Rights Law. Bekele also studied Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston, USÁ. He also attended the Global Change Agents Program at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University. Before moving to the UK, he held senior managerial positions in government departments in Ethiopia. Outside of work, Bekele serves as a trustee for a charity and also as a chairman of the local school’s parents council. He was one of the Games Makers at the London 2012 Olympics. He was also NHS Volunteer Responder.

  • Bekele on BBC talking about Refugees Welcome

    Bekele on BBC talking about Refugees Welcome

  • Bekele with Jim Estill, CEO of Danby Appliances

    Bekele with Jim Estill, CEO of Danby Appliances

  • Bekele with Chris Gregory and team at Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Ottawa

    Bekele with Chris Gregory and team at Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Ottawa

  • Bekele during his fellowship travels. Windsor, Ontario.

    Bekele during his fellowship travels. Windsor, Ontario.

  • Bekele speaking at Canada House in the UK

    Bekele speaking at Canada House in the UK

  • Bekele with Dee, Sarah, Gilbert Iyamuremye and Professor Anneke Smit at University of Windsor, Ontario.

    Bekele with Dee, Sarah, Gilbert Iyamuremye and Professor Anneke Smit at University of Windsor, Ontario.