Dr. Yemeru is currently a Human Settlements Officer with the Policy Analysis Branch of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT). She works on one of the agency’s flagship reports, the Global Report on Human Settlements which provides the most authoritative and up-to-date assessment of conditions and trends in the world’s cities and other human settlements.
Dr. Yemeru holds PhD in Geography, an MPhil in Development Studies and a BA in Sociology and Social Administration. She has, in recent years, been engaged in policy-oriented research on human settlements issues in Ethiopia, Ghana and the Philippines.