Solomon Mekonnen is an Academic Staff with rank of Lecturer and Open Access Coordinator at the Addis Ababa University (AAU). Apart from his role at AAU, He is also a Co-Founder of Code4Ethiopia which advocates for open data in Ethiopia. In addition, Solomon coordinates nationally Open Access Programme of international network called Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) representing Consortium of Ethiopian Academic and Research Libraries. He is also a local organizer in Ethiopia for international network called Open Knowledge. As part of his role as local organizer, he coordinates the Open Knowledge community in Ethiopia focusing on open data and open science.
Solomon has participated in a number of projects related to open data and open access at the national and institutional level including a project on opening and visualizing Ethiopian election 2015 data, , Ethiopian Journals online ( as Project Manager), National Digital Repository (NDR).
Solomon has graduated with MSc. in Information Science from AAU and currently he is a PHD candidate in Information Systems at the University of South Africa.