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Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources

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Staff Profile

 

Eden Mengistu (PhD)

  • Academic Position: Assistant Professor
  • School/Division: School of Environment, Gender and Development Studies
  • Office Telephone:     251-462-210-061  
  • Mobile : 251- 916-828-235
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Biography                                                                                                  

Eden Mengistu Daba (PhD) Director, School of Environment, Gender and Developmental Studies as of September 2011. She is one of the most senior staff members of the School. Has Got PhD degree in Home Economics Education from the University of the Philippines Dilliman in 2004. Bachelor of secondary Education Major in Technology and Home Economics from Adventist University of the Philippines may 2001. Diploma in Women, Extension Workers and Agriculture, Larnestine Deventer, Nederland June 1992 and Diploma in Home Science and Technology, Awassa College of Agriculture, Addis Ababa University 1980.

Areas of Research / Teaching Expertise

Her Research interest is mainly focused on Food Security, family, and Gender related issues. Her teaching Expertise is Project planning, household resource management, Income generation, seminar and family related courses.

Ongoing Research Projects Ongoing Research Projects

Prevalence, Types and Pattern of Gender Based Violence Among Rural Women in Selected Technology Village of Hawassa University (in the process)

Selected Publications

  • Nigatu Regasa,  Eden Mengistu and Ansha Yesufe, (2008). Level Determinants of Household Food Self Sufficiency in Southern Ethiopia,
             Indian Journal of Social Development.  Vol. 8. No 2. :213-228.
  • Philippines Association Home Economics State Colleges and Universities (PAHESCU) Journal
  • Asian Region Association Home Economics Journal ARAHE 

 

Nigatu Regassa (PhD)

  • Academic Position: Associate Professor
  • School/Division: School of Environment, Gender and Development Studies
  • Mobile : 251-916-580-263
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Biography                                                                                                  

Born in 1974 in Addis Ababa from his mother Debritu Kidane and father Regassa Geda. He attended primary school at Hope Enterprise Private School, Junior High School at Yemane Birhan, completed high school at Addis Ketema Comprehensive Secondary School. He joined Addis Ababa University in 1992 GC and completed Bachelor of Arts Degree in Educational Psychology as Major and Geography as minor fields of studies in 1996. The same year, he joined the then Awassa College of Agriculture as Graduate Assistant. Earned masters of Science degree in Demography from Addis Ababa University in 2001, and then pursued PhD studies in Population Studies at the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai in 2003-2006. He is currently working as full time teaching and research staff of HU with Associate Professor academic rank.

He has served the university in many academic administrations including: Assistant Dean of Students (1996-1999), Department head of Rural Development and Family Sciences (2001-2003):Head of Hotel management (2003, six months); HU CDED coordinator (2006-2007); Associate Vice President for Academic Programs (2008-2010); now Acting vice president for Academic and Research Affairs.

Areas of Research / Teaching Expertise

Population, Environment, Food Security, gender based studies, fertility and mortality, migration and human settlement.

Ongoing Research Projects

Population dynamics and household food security …..in selected areas of South rift valley….

Selected Publications

  •  Nigatu Regassa (2006).Socio-economic correlates of High fertility among low contraceptive communities of Southern Ethiopia. Journal of Family Welfare. Vol. 52 (1) PP 60-61
  •  Nigatu Regassa (2006).Levels and patterns of natural fertility among low contraceptive communities of Southern Ethiopia.Journal of Demography Vol. 35. No. 2,
  •  Nigatu Regassa (2006). “Population and Environment: Teaching Materials., HU.
  •  Nigatu Regassa (2007).Natural marital fertility among women in Southern Ethiopia. Journal of human ecology Journal of  Human. Ecology ., 21(3) 203-213 (2007)
  •  Nigatu Regassa (2007)“Estimation of Fecundability and average waiting time of women among low contraceptive communities of Southern Ethiopia.” , Journal of Tribe and Tribals, 5(2): 103-111 (2007)
  •  Nigatu Regassa and AnshaYesufe (2007) .Correlates of Rural-Urban migration in Southern Ethiopia.Journal of Social and Economic Development Vol 9 (2):
  • Nigatu Regassa (2007). Estimating the levels and fertility inhibiting effects of four proxmi8ate determinants of natural marital fertility among the Sidama Women. Journal of Empirical Research in Social Sciences (JERSS). Vol. 2 No. 1-2.
  • Nigatu Regassa and Assefach Hailu  (2007). Correlates of Household Food Security in Rural areas of Southern Ethiopia: Does household Structure matters?.Journal of Home and Community Sciences1(2): 85-91 (2007)
  • Nigatu Regassa and Asefach Hailu (2008). Characterization of women under polygamous marital union in selected communities of Southern Ethiopia. Journal of Oriental Anthropologists Vol. 8 (2): 181-186.
  • Nigatu R., Ansha Y. and Eden M. (2008). Levels and Determinants of Household food security in selected areas of Southern Ethiopia. Indian Journal of Social Development. Vol.  8, No. 2 (DECEMBER. 2008), 119-214
  • Nigatu Regassa (2008).Womens’ labour input in food chain activities in selected areas of the Sidama Zone. VOL. 8, No. 2 (DECEMBER. 2008), 185-197
  • Nigatu Regassa and Ansha Yesufe (2009). Gender differentials in migration impacts in Southern Ethiopia .Anthropologist, 11(2): 129-137.
  • Nigatu Regassa and Seman Kedir (2011). Attitudes and practices on HIV preventions among students of higher education institutions in Ethiopia: The case of Addis Ababa University. Educational Research. Vol 2(2) Pp 828 – 840.
  • Nigatu Regassa, Rajan D.Sundaraa and Bizunesh Bogale Seboka. (2011).Challenges and Opportunities in Municipal Solid Waste Management: The Case of Addis Ababa City, Central Ethiopia. J Hum Ecol, 33(3): 179-190.
  • NigatuRegassa, D. SundaraaRajan and KalkidanKetsela (2011). Access to, and Utilization of Information on Sanitation and Hygiene by Rural Households in Alaba Special District, Southern Ethiopia. J Hum Ecol, 33(2): 101-112.
  •  Berhanu Desta and Nigatu Regassa.(2011).Emergency Contraception among Female students of Higher Education in Ethiopia: The case of Haramaya University. Educational Research (ISSN: 2141-5161) Vol. 2(4) pp. 1106-1117.
  • Tadele Kebede Lako and Nigatu Regassa Geda  (2011). A population based study on unintended Pregnancy among Married Women in Damot Gale District, Southern Ethiopia: Journal of Geography and regional planning Vol. 4(7) pp. 111-120.
  •  Abebe Gizaw and Nigatu Regassa (2011). Family planning service utilization in Majo town, Ethiopia: A population based study. Journal of Geography and regional planning. Vol. 4(6), pp. 355-363.
  • Nigatu Regassa (2011).  Smallholder farmers coping strategies to food insecurity and hunger in Southern Ethiopia. Published in Vol.4 (1) PP. 39-45.
  • Nigatu Regassa (2011). Antenatal and Postnatal Care Service Utilization in Southern Ethiopia: A Population-Based Study. African Health Science Journal 11(3):390-397.
 

Reta Hailu (MSc)

  • Academic Position: Lecturer
  • School/Division: School of Environment, Gender and Development Studies
  • Office Telephone: +251-462-210-061     
  • Mobile: +251-911-389-735
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Biography

Reta Hailu Belda, Lecturer at Hawassa University, School of Environment, Gender and Development Studies (SEGDS). Prior to that he worked as a Livelihood Officer in an International NGO and as a Socioeconomic Researcher in a public research centre. He studied MA in Development Studies (Rural Livelihoods and Development) at Addis Ababa University and BSc in Agricultural Science at Haramaya University.

Areas of Research/ Teaching Expertise

Climate Change Vulnerabilities and Adaptation Strategies, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Food Security and Social Protection, Sustainable Rural Livelihoods, Agricultural Development Policies and Strategies, Rural Land Scarcity and Livelihood Diversifications, Project Planning and Analysis, and Political Economy of Aid and Rural Poverty

Ongoing Research Projects

Emerging Livelihood Strategies Under Farmland Scarcity in Dale District of Sidama Zone, SNNPRS, Ethiopia

Selected Publications

Reta Hailu (2011). Livelihood Strategies of Land Scarce Peasants in Ethiopia: Tradeoffs with Sustainable Use of Natural Resources. Verlag Dr.Muller (VDM). Pp.152. ISBN: 978-3-639-35543-7(Book).

Reta Hailu (2011) Institutions of Agricultural Land Acquisition and Transfer in the Central Highland of Ethiopia: A Case Study from Tole Woreda, Southwest Shewa. A paper presented on10th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference, June 24-25, 2011, Unity University. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


 

Genanaw Agitew (MSc)

  • Academic Position: Lecturer
  • School/Division: School of Environment, Gender and Development Studies
  • Office Telephone: +251 46 221 0061      
  • Mobile: +251 910060292
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Biography

Genanew Agitew is lecturer at Hawassa University, School of Environment, Gender and Development Studies. He has MA in Development Studies (Rural Livelihoods and Development) from Addis Ababa University, College of Development Studies and BSc in   Rural Development and Family Science from Hawassa University. He has teaching experience in multidisciplinary field of study.

Areas of Research / Teaching Expertise

Has teaching experience in different multidisciplinary fields of study such as Development Theories, Rural Development, Development Policy Analysis, Leadership and Development, Information and Communication in Rural Development, Resource Management with special interest of research in  Rural Livelihoods, Food  Security, Environment and Environmental Health, and Participatory Rural Technology Development and Innovation, and Rural Extension.

Ongoing Research Projects Ongoing Research Projects

Non

Selected Publications

Non