Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS)

Tarekegn Sakato

Tarekegn Sakato

Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF Sudan

Tarekegn Sakato owns proven technical expertise in Protection, Gender-Based Violence, and Child Protection in humanitarian and development contexts. He worked with UNICEF, UNFPA, and various International NGOs in Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Sierra Leone. Currently, he works for UNICEF Sudan as a Child Protection (CP) Specialist based in West Darfur. The CP program covers prevention and responding to separation of children; harmful practices against children prioritizing FGM/C and child marriage; justice for children and Children Associated with Armed Conflict.

Tarekegn holds an MA Degree in Development Management from Hawassa University (Ethiopia); PGD in Children Youth and Development from the International Institute of Social Studies (the Netherlands); BSc degree in Rural Development and Family Science from Hawassa University (Ethiopia); and an International Diploma in Child Rights, School and Classroom Management from the Lund University (Sweden). He is also a Ph.D. candidate (Development Studies) at the University of South Africa (UNISA). On top of this, he is a Change Agent in the Global network for the Convention on the Rights of Children (CRC) run by the Child Rights Institute at Lund University. He is unswervingly interested in learning, sharing, and contributing to different thematic areas and is committed to serving the most affected population globally.

Publications and Research

Kaske, Deribe, Kidist Yacob, and Tarekegn Sakato. “Gender-Based Violence Case Management Service” Violence and Gender (2021).

Sakato, Tarekegn. Self -Help Group Approach to Women Empowerment: The Case of Urban Poor Women in Hawassa City, SNNPR State (2012)