Tesfaye Ayalew Mekonen is doing a remote, digital internship at the Åland Islands Peace Institute from December 2020 to February 2021.
He is originally from Ethiopia, but currently he is in Australia doing a Master of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Queensland. He holds a Master of Law (LL.M) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Laws (LL.B). In recent years he has been teaching public law at the College of Law, Debre Berhan University, as well as providing pro bono legal aid services for disadvantaged individuals. He has been legal advisor for a government office engaged in land administration and a legal intern in the African Union Commission.
At the Peace Institute, he will work with issues of identity, conflict management and multilevel governance in the African context, contribute through writings and seminars and assist in the development of new digital materials on conflict resolution.