The General Assembly is the highest governing body of CoSAP. The Board of Directors elected by the General closely provides guidance to the Secretariat on strategic and policy level issues. The day to day operations of CoSAP office is led by the Director, assisted by Program Coordination and Administration and Finance sections.


Mr. YOSEF AKALU is serving as Director of CoSAP since 2011. He has Master’s Degree in Development Economics and over ten years of hands on experience on the women’s Self Help Groups as project coordinator, program coordinator and running the office of CoSAP.


Mrs. EMEBET TIBEBU heads the Administration and Finance section of CoSAP. She has over 15 years of rich experience in financial planning, budget control, procurement, and human resource development for profit as well as non-profit development organizations. She builds the internal capacities of CoSAP member organizations in finance and human resource matters.



Ms. METI DEREJE has been working in CoSAP from April 2017 as Assistant Project coordinator and currently promoted to Resource Mobilization & PME Unit Head. She has Bachelor in Law and Master’s Degree in Social Works with experience on women’s right and program coordination. Meti is the Child Protection focal person of CoSAP.


Mr. DAREK YIBELTAL joined CoSAP on February 2020 as Project Coordinator. He has BA Degree in Sociology & Social Anthropology with over six years working experience on the SHG approach.



Mrs. BETEMARIAM GASHAW joined CoSAP as Program Assistance. She has a BA degree in Computer Science with rich experience in data collection tools development, analysis and evidence generation.


Ms. HAYMANOT MULUGETA works for COSAP as a Project Assistance. She has a BA degree in Sociology with experience in Child right. Haymanot is the Safe Guarding focal person of CoSAP.


Ms. SAMRAWIT TEKLE joined COSAP in March 2020 as Program Assistance. She has a BA degree and experiance in business training, business development service and capacity building activities.



Mrs. LIYOU ALENE has BA Degree in Accounting and working as an Accountant supporting the accounting, book keeping and meeting donor’s requirement by supporting CoSAP member organizations and other project/program staffs.


Mrs. MESERET TSEGAYE serves CoSAP as an office person for cleaning and messenger services. She has been a book witter of an SHG in her neighborhood and provides firsthand information to CoSAP staffs.