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Betel Hailu joined the Internet Society in December 2013 as the Axis Project Coordinator for the Africa Regional Bureau and is now the Communications Coordinator for the African Regional Bureau.

Ms. Hailu graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Addis Ababa University (AAU) and a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology from Indra Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). She has served as the Head of Communication Department for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation to the African Union (AU) and International Organizations (IO) and also worked as a Project Coordinator under the Protection of Basic Service/Social Accountability Program managed by GTZ-IS and Center of Development Consulting (CDC). The Program was financed by a Multi-Donors Trust Fund, which was managed by the World Bank. In addition to this, she has worked as a Project Coordinator and Senior Researcher at Center for Development Consultancy (CDC), a consultancy firm located in Addis Ababa. Finally yet importantly, Betel has had diversified experience working with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Parliament Capacity Building Project and the African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) – Ethiopia Chapter.

Betel has an excellent command of written and spoken English, French and Amharic languages.

Ms. Hailu is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Latest Posts

  • Abidjan became the third West African city to hold the annual Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF), attracting top African and global players in the Internet ecosystem. This year’s forum attracted 227 participants working in IXPs, ISPs,...
    Date published 25 August 2017
  • The second day at the Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) is dedicated to plenary presentations and discussions between the technical community, private sector, and government representatives. The discussions aim to foster understanding...
    Date published 24 August 2017
  • The annual Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) kicked off at the Azalai Hotel in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The first day is known as “Peering Coordinators Day” where peering managers from various networks, operators, and policy makers meet...
    Date published 23 August 2017
  • The Internet Society will support thirteen fellows to attend the 8th African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF), scheduled for 22 – 24 August, 2017 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The AfPIF fellowship program is designed to offer opportunities for...
    Date published 15 August 2017
  • The Internet Society African Regional Bureau has worked with Network Operator Groups (NOGs) in Africa, providing financial and technical support to organize trainings and events at the local level. We recently shared many of their stories. There are...
    Date published 10 August 2017