Hawassa university gender affairs Directorate was established in 2002 G.C to ensure gender equality and empowerment of female students and staffs in every activity of the university.
Activities performed by Gender Affaires Directorate
The welcome program starts at the beginning of every academic year. Junior and senior members of the gender club take the responsibility of receiving newly arrival students and assist them with their luggage and direction. Despite facilitating the reception of students the directorate distributes informative brushers for the new arrivals. The directorate also prepares welcome ceremony. In such ceremonies junior female students share their experience about the campus life for fresh students.
The directorate also follows the proper placement of fresh female students in accordance with their choice and the university rules as well as regulations.
In collaboration with various governmental and non governmental organizations, the directorate facilitates different trainings for female students. The trainings that are facilitated by the gender affaires directorate cover various thematic areas such as:
The directorate in collaboration with academic departments and the university carry out girls’ tutorials on selected courses for female students.
The directorate in cooperation with partner organizations helps needy female students with financial support on monthly basis. In this regard more than 200 students get such assistance every year. The directorate also avail photocopy service for students with financial problems. It also provides needy female students with sanitary and stationary materials this includes soaps, tissue papers, sanitary pads, exercise books and pens.
The Gender Directorate within few years of its establishment succeeded in creating partnership with various governmental and non governmental organizations that works on issue related with gender. In this regard for the last few years we had strong collaboration with
Universities are entrusted with the responsibilities of Teaching, Research and Community service. Undertaking problem-solving research and development of locally adaptable technologies are believed to contribute to livelihood improvement of communities. The Research and Development Directorate of Hawassa University was established to undertake these tasks. The directorate is organized in four divisions In order to undertake these tasks. These are, a) Research Services, b) Research partnerships, c) Research publications and d) University-Community linkage.
Hawassa University has rich research experience in different disciplines. This is particularly true to the old colleges of Agriculture, and Forestry and natural Resources. Some of the research areas with notable outputs include; development of crop varieties for moisture stress areas, appropriate techniques of crop protection, studies on native root and tuber crops, animal production and nutrition, fishery and aquatic resources, forestry/agroforestry and natural resources management, microbiological studies, economics and development studies, and others. The researches have resulted in the production of numerous scientific publications, development of technologies/prototypes and contributed significantly to the capacity building efforts of the university. The research culture has continued in the present comprehensive university.
At present, more than 150 different research projects are being undertaken by the staff of Hawassa University. Out of these, 80 are financed by the University’s small research fund which is obtained from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. A bulk of the remaining projects are financed by collaborative research projects. This office is engaged in coordination of these research activities.
This office deals with coordination and administration of collaborative research projects that are undertaken with foreign and local partners. Our partners include, Norwegian Embassy (NORAD), Norwegian Center for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFU), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Dryland Coordination Group (DCG) of Norway, USAID, Oklahoma State University (USA), Colorado State University (USA), Wageningen University (The Netherlands), Hohenheim University (Germany), Bioversity International, International Foundation for Science (Sweden) and other national and international organizations.
This division is engaged in the publication of Hawassa University’s official scientific journal named Journal of Science and Development. It is a peer-reviewed, biannual journal designed for international readership, covering a wide range of disciplines that include Agriculture, Food Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Technology, Business and Economics, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Education. In addition to the journal, the office publishes research proceedings, and training materials such as leaflets and posters. This office, in coordination with the office of the Research services, also keeps database of scientific publications of the university staff and graduate students.
Hawassa University is striving to support the development of communities by engaging in need-based researches and dissemination of relevant findings. The office of University-Community linkage was established to facilitate these efforts, and to create a forum for reciprocal interaction of the university and the community. The establishment of the office is believed to redress and ameliorate campus restrictedness of the university and expand its realm of influence.
To these effect, the University has established six Technology Villages (woredas) where its research and community services are consolidated. Technology villages in this context are defined as “selected places where appropriate technology i.e. technology for sustainability, affordability and appropriateness to its setting are introduced, demonstrated, improved and evaluated”. In these villages, proven practices generated by the university, but also relevant best practices and innovations from elsewhere are demonstrated and evaluated. They will be sites where the major developmental researches will be carried out. Through these technology villages the university will have strong linkage with the society and can positively influence their growth and developments. The university will work with stake holders including bureaus of agriculture, education, health, appropriate NGOS, etc.
The objectives of the Technology Villages are;
Tesfaye Abebe, PhD
Director, Research and Development Directorate
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