Dennis Weller

Dennis Weller
Mission Director

Dennis Weller assumed leadership of USAID Ethiopia in 2012. USAID Ethiopia is one of the largest USAID missions in Africa and is a focus country for presidential initiatives covering HIV and AIDS, malaria, child survival, agricultural growth, food security and nutrition, climate change and energy. The mission’s portfolio also has a robust basic education program and activities that promote good governance and prevent conflicts. The mission supports regional initiatives with African Union whose seat is located in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.

Weller has 30 years of experience with USAID, including work in Ghana, Rwanda, Burma, Pakistan, Kenya and Iraq. Much of his work has focused on providing emergency food aid and improving agricultural growth to avert hunger and ensure economic development. He began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malaysia.

Last updated: May 12, 2015

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