Mahlet Eyassu Melkie

Senior Associate
  • Global South

Mahlet is a senior associate with the Climate Finance Access Network. She contributes to CFAN’s thought leadership work by performing research and analysis on the challenges and opportunities faced by Small Island States and Least Developed countries in accessing finance. Mahlet supports CFAN leadership in the development and execution of  monitoring and evaluation frameworks and supports stakeholder engagement and management.


Mahlet has more than 10 years of experience in environment and development and climate change. She has mostly worked on national climate change adaptation and mitigation policy planning in Ethiopia and has worked on the United Nations Convention on Climate Change negotiations with a special focus on climate finance. She has been supporting least developed countries in forming positions in the climate negotiations. Additionally, Mahlet served as an adviser to least developed country board members to the Green Climate Fund from 2014–2021. Her experience includes policy analysis, research, and training.


MA, Climate and Society, Columbia University
MA, Environment and Development, Addis Ababa University
BA, Sociology and Social Administration, Addis Ababa University