Congratulations to Dr. Tedros Adhanom and the global health community!

The whole world celebrated on the news where Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Ethiopian politician, academic and public health authority, became the Director-General-elect of the World Health Organization (WHO), taking office for a five-year term on 1 July 2017 following his election by the World Health Assembly on 23 May 2017.

Hawassa University is no exception here and would like to thank the global health leadership for putting trust in Ethiopia as well as the already proven global leader in the area!

We also would like to congratulate Director-General-elect and all who campaigned for the right cause with him!

Dr. Tedros was with us on many occasions in person and practically throughout in his spirits. His simple and approachable personality despite immense experience, cutting edge expertise in global health and huge political positions is simply inexpressible!

We never forget Hawassa University’s first graduation of Medical Students where Dr. Tedros was our guest of honor!

All the international health conferences and local village (Kebele) visits where those powerful yet humble inspirations have been shared remain reverberating!

This is then just to say once again congratulations as well as wish you all the best in the new assignment!

Hawassa University

26ኛው የግንቦት 20 የድል በዓል በሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ተከበረ

ሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ለ26 ጊዜ በአገር አቀፍ ደረጃ የሚከበረውን የግንቦት ሀያ የድል በዓል በዩኒቨርሲቲው የአፍሪካ ህብረት አዳራሽ በድምቀት አከበረ፡፡

በዋናው ግቢ የተካሄደውን በዓል በንግግር የከፈቱት የዩኒቨርሲቲው አካዳሚክ ጉዳዮች ምክትል ፕሬዚዳንት ዶክተር ኢንጂነር ፍስሀ ጌታቸው እንደገለጹት የግንቦት ሃያ ድል በኢትዮጵያ ለዘመናት ተንሰራፍቶ የቆየውን ማህበራዊ፣ ኢኮኖሚያዊና ፖለቲካዊ ችግሮች በዘላቂነት የቀረፈና አሁን ላይ አገሪቱ እያስመዘገበች ላለው ልማትና ዲሞክራሲ ዋነኛ መሰረት መሆኑን ጠቁመው ዩንቨርሲቲውም በድሉ የተገኙትን ለውጦች ቀጣይነት እንዲኖራቸው በርካታ ተግባራትን እያከናወነ መሆኑን ገልጸዋል፡፡ ዶክተር ፍስሀ አያይዘው እንዳሉት በአሁኑ ወቅት የሀገሪቱ ጦርነት ከድህነት ጋር በመሆኑ ይህንን አስከፊ ጦርነት በድል ለመወጣት ሁሉም የዩንቨርሲቲው ማህበረሰብ የተሰጠውን ኃላፊነት በአግባቡ እንዲወጣና የተሻለችና የበለጸገች ኢትዮጵያን ለነገው ትውልድ ማስተላለፍ እንዳለበት አሳስበዋል፡፡

በበዓሉ ላይ ተገኝተው ጥናታዊ ጽሑፍ ያቀረቡት የኢፌዴሪ የፌዴራልና አርብቶ አደር ጉዳዮች ሚኒስቴር የምርምር ልማትና ሪሶርስ ሞቢላይዜሽን ዳይሬክተር ጄነራል አቶ ሻንቆ ደለለኝ በበኩላቸው “የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራል ስርዓት ባህሪያት፣ የዴሞክራሲያዊ ሕብረ-ብሄራዊ አንድነት ግንባታ ሂደት፣ ስኬቶች፣ ተግዳሮቶችና የወደፊት አቅጣጫዎች” በሚል ርዕስባቀረቡት የውይይት ሰነድ የግንቦት 20 ትሩፋት የሆነው የአሁኑ ህገ-መንግስታችንን መሰረታዊ እሴቶች እና እያጋጠሙት ያሉትን ተግዳሮቶች ፍጹም ለከፍተኛ ት/ት ማህበረሰብ በተቃኘ አግባብ አቅርበው የዩኒቨርሲቲው ማህበረሰብ በዘርፉ በሰፊው እንዲመራመር፣ እንዲከራከርና ለአገር የሚበጅ ማንኛውንም የተሻለ ሀሳብ እንዲያቀርብ አሳስበዋል፡፡ በወቅቱ አወያይ የነበሩ የዩኒቨርሲቲው ቦርድ ሰብሳቢ የተከበሩ ረአቶ ሚሊዮን ማቲዎስም በበኩላቸው ሁሉም ማህበረሰብ በየግልና እንደተቋም የተለያዩ የዕድገትና ልማት ዕቅዶች ያሉት መሆኑ አሌ የማይባል ሀቅ ሲሆን ይህን እውን ለማድረግ ግን ሀገር የተሰኘችን የጋራ ቤት በጋራ ለማልማትና በተለይም ሰላሟንም ሆነ ዴሞክራሲያዊነቷን ለማረጋገጥ ያለው ቁርጠኝነትና መሰጠት ሊደርስ ከሚገባው ደረጃ የደረሰ እንዳልሆነ ጠቁመው ሁሉም በቤትም ሆነ በሚገኙ መድረኮች ሁሉ የአገርን ሰላም፣ ልማትና በህገ-መንግስት ላይ የተመሰረተ ጤናማ ዕድገትን ለማረጋገጥ ግንባር ቀደም ሆኖ ሊቆም እንደሚገባ ጠቁመዋል፡፡

በመጨረሻም በዋናው ጊቢ መድረክ ሰፊ ውይይት በዩኒቨርሲቲ ማህበረሰቡ የተካሄደ ሲሆን በቀጣይም በርዕሱ ሳይንሳዊ የሆኑ ኮንፈረንሶች እየተዘጋጁ የከፍተኛ ት/ት ተቋማት በዘርፉ ያላቸውን ሚና ሊያጎሉ እንደሚገባ አቅጣጫ የተቀመጠ ሲሆን በዓሉ በሁሉም የዩኒቨርሲቲው ካምፓሶች በርካታ የዩኒቨርሲቲው ማህበረሰብ በተገኘበት በቀረቡ ጥናታዊ ጽሑፎች ላይ በመወያየት በደማቅ መርሐ-ግብር እንደተከበረ ለመረዳት ተችሏል፡፡

የኢትዮጵያ ከፍተኛ ትምህርት ተቋማት ተማሪዎች ህብረት 30ኛ መደበኛ ጉባኤውን በሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲ አካሄደ፡፡

የኢትዮጵያ ከፍተኛ ትምህርት ተቋማት ተማሪዎች ህብረት 30ኛ መደበኛ ጉባኤውንበሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ተማሪዎች ህብረት አስተናጋጅነት ከ35 የኢትዮጵያ ዩኒቨርሲቲዎች አባል ህብረቶች ጋር ከየካቲት 24-26 ቀን 2ዐዐ9 ዓ.ም በሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲ በተሳካሁኔታ ካሄደ፡፡

ዶ/ር መሳይ ሃይሉ የሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲ የአስ/ተ/አገልግሎት ም/ፕሬዚዳንት በመክፈቻ ንግግራቸው እንደገለጹት መንግስት ለከፍተኛ ት/ት ተቋማት የሚሰጠው እገዛ ከፍተኛ መሆኑን በመግለጽየተማሪዎች ህብረትም በከፍተኛ ትምህርት ተቋማት የመማር ማስተማሩ ሂደት በሰላም እንዲካሄድ ከፍተኛድርሻ እንዳለውም ተናግረዋል።

ተማሪ ማኸኝ ድጋፉ የከፍተኛ ትምህርት ተቋማት ተማሪዎች ህብረት ፕሬዚዳንት እንደተናገረውትምህርት የዕድገትና እና ልማት መሰረት በመሆኑ የሃገራችንን ማህበራዊ፤ፖለቲካዊና ኢኮኖሚያዊ ዕድገት ለማፋጠን ጉልህ ሚና እንዳለውና የኢትዮጵያ ከፍተኛ ተቋማት ተማሪዎች ህብረት ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ በ35 ዩኒቨርሲቲዎች ካሉ አባል ህብረቶች የተገነባና በሃገሪቱ በሚከናወኑ ማህበራዊ፤ ኢኮኖሚያዊና ፖለቲካዊ እንቅስቃሴ የጎላ ሚና የሚጫወት አደረጃጀት ነው ብለዋል፡፡

ህብረቱ ከተመሰረተ ጊዜ ጀምሮ በትጋት የሚሰሩ አመራሮችን እያፈራ፤ በሃገራችን ለሚካሄዱ የዲፕሎማሲ ግንኙነቶች በቀጥታ በመሳተፍ እና ህብረቱ የ"All Africa Student Union" አባል በመሆኑ አፍሪካ ለምታደርገው ሁለንናዊ የዕድገት ጥረት የበኩሉን አስተዋጾ የሚያደርግ እንደሆነ የህብረፕሬዚዳንት በመግለጽ ህብረቱ በተጠናከረ መልኩ እንዲቀጥል የዩኒቨርሲቲዎች ሁለንናዊ ድጋፍ ተጠናክሮ መቀጠል እንዳለበት አሳስቧል።ሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲለጉባኤው መሳካት ላደረገው አስተዋጾ የላቀ ምስጋና አቅርቧል፡፡

በመቀጠልም ከ35 ዩኒቨርሲቲዎች በመጡ የህብረቱ አባላት የስድስትወር የስራ አፈጻጸም ሪፖርትና በቀጣይ አቅጣጫዎች ዙሪያ በመነጋገር ስለህብረቱ ዌብሳይት፤ ስለ ጸረ-ሱስና ተያያዥ ጉዳዮች በጋራ በመወያየት ጉባኤው ተጠናቋል፡፡

Chinese Culture Experience Fun Games successfully held in Hawassa University

China has a long history and the Chinese traditional culture is deep as well as sophisticated. Language is closely related with its culture and in order to give an intuitive Chinese culture experience for Hawassa University students, fun games which combined Chinese elements were held by Confucius Classroom in the Student Complex on 3rd March, 2017.

This activity included five parts altogether: picking peanuts with chopsticks, kicking shuttlecock, playing table tennis, painting operatic face and writing “” Chinese character. Chinese teachers gave each part a detailed demonstration and explanation, and took students’ participation into full consideration. This is a fierce Competition with tense music, and Confucius Classroom provided plentiful prizes for the winner and participants.    

Chopsticks, a pair of small even-length tapered sticks, are the traditional eating utensils of China. A number of students tried their hand at using Chopsticks .

Shuttlecock kicking is a long history, with distinctive ethnic features of traditional sports. The rule is simple; just keep it in the air. It’s good both for your mind and body.

Table tennis is China’s national ball. China has ever made a clean sweep of many gold medals at Olympics Games.

Chinese calligraphy is an art unique to Asian cultures. "Shu Fa" is often thought to be most revealing of one's personality. The Chinese character “fu” means blessing or happiness.

Lian Pu originated from daily life experience, describing changes of expression as white for fear, red for shyness, dark for suntan, and sallow for illness.

It is strongly believed that this kind of activities can highlight cultural exchange and strengthen the relationship between Ethiopia and China.

የመልካም አስተዳደር ችግሮችን ለመቅረፍ ሁሉም ፈፃሚ አካል ራሱን በጥልቀት መፈተሽ እንዳለበት ተጠቆመ

የሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲ የመምህራንአስተዳደር ሰራተኞች ጥልቅ ተሃድሶ መድረክ ከየካቲት 24-28 ቀን 2009.በሚሊኒየም አዳራሽ ተካሄደ።

በመድረኩ የተገኙት የዩኒቨርሲቲው ቦርድ ሰብሳአቶ ሚሊዮን ማዎስ እንደገለጹት ሀገራችን እያስመዘገበች ያለውን የዕድገትና ልማት ውጤቶች አጠናክሮ ለመቀጠልና ከድነት ለመላቀቅ ሚደረገውጥረት ለማገዝ  በየደረጃው የሚገኙ የመንግስት ፈጻሚ አካላት ሚና ከፍተኛ ነው።በመሆኑበዩኒቨርሲቲ የሚገኙ ሁሉም ፈፃሚ አካላት እራሳቸውን በጥልቀት መመልከት አለባቸው ሲሉ አስገንዝበዋል፡፡

የተሃድሶ መድረያስፈለገበትዋነኛው ዓላማም ሲገልጹ፤ መምህራንና አስተዳደር ሰራተኞች በአንድ ዓላማ በመንቀሳቀስ ዩኒቨርሲቲውብቁ ዜጋ የማፍራት ግብ በሚገባ ማከናወን እንዲቻል፤ በተጨማሪመደበኛ ስራዎቸውን ከምጊዜውም በበለጠ በአገልጋይነት መንፈስ እንዲያከናውኑ ለስቻል መሆኑን አስረድተዋል፡፡

የዩኒቨርሲቲው ፕሬዳንት አቶ አያኖ በራሶ በበኩላቸው የሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲ በአሁኑ ወቅት ወደ 40 ሺ የሚጠጉ አጠቃላይ ተማሪዎች ያሉት መሆኑን ገልፀው ላለፉት ሁለት ዓመታት በዩኒቨርሲቲው በተፈጠረው የልማት ሰራዊት አደረጃጀት የተሻራ ማከናወን መቻሉን ጠቁመዋል፡፡

አራት ቀናት በተካሄደው የጥልቅ ተሃድሶ ድረክ ሁሉም የዩኒቨርሲቲው ሰራተኞችና መምህራን የተሳተፉ ሆን ከበላይ አመራሩ ጀምሮ በየሥራ ክፍሉ በተካሄደው የሂስ ግለሂስ መድረክም እያንዳንዱ ፈጻሚ ደካማና ጠንካራ ጎኖቹን ቅሶ በማውጣት ሰፊ ውይይት የተደረገ ሲሆን፤ የተሻራ ለመስራት ተነሳሽነመኖር እንዳለበት ማብራሪያ ተሰጥቷል፡፡

ግምገማውለእያንዳንዱ ፈጻሚ ከከፍተኛ እስከ ዝቅተኛ ደረጃ የራ አፈፃፀም ውጤት ተሰጥቷል። በቀጣይም ለደረጃ ዕድገትም ሆነ ለአፈጻፀም ልት የደረጃ ምደባው ተጠናክሮ የሚቀጥል መሆኑ ተገልጾአል፡፡

በተመሳሳይም የተማሪዎች መድረኮች የተካሄዱ ሲሆን አገራችን በአሁኑ ወቅት ያለችበት ተጨባጭ ሁኔታና ከዩኒቨርሲቲው ማህበረሰብ የሚጠበቀው ተጨባጭ አስተዋጽኦ ላይ የጋራ መግባባትና ቁርጠኝነት የተያዘባቸው መድረኮች መሆናቸውን ለማወቅ ተችሏል፡፡

በኮኮማዳ ሪፖርተሮች    

Hawassa University held the Second National Nutrition and Food Industries conference at Lewi Resort in Hawassa

Hawassa University held the Second National Nutrition and Food Industries conference at Lewi Resort, Hawassa City, from Feb 23rd – 24th, 2017 under the theme: ''Capacity building, Employment and Job creation for Better Nutrition and Sustainable Development in Ethiopia'' hosted by the Academic Center of Excellence in Human Nutrition, School of Nutrition, Food Science & Technology, College of Agriculture, Hawassa University.

The opening speech made by Dr. Eng. Fisseha Getachew, the Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University. After that, scholars presented research works, and discussion was made for two days concerning ways to create jobs, capacity building and create employment opportunity for the Youth. The attendees included representatives from other Universities, Government Organizations, NGOs, and Food Industries, associations, students and invited guests.

A representative from the Ministry of Health confirmed that career structure for Nutrition Graduates is major problem and assured that the conference has multifaceted importance. “Although our graduates in Food Nutritional Sciences have been in market for the last ten years; there is no suitable carrier structure that can accommodate them in all relevant sectors," quoted Dr. Aweke Kebede the initial keynote message sent from the Federal Ministry of Health But, nowadays, the government and stakeholders are working together to address the problem of career structure and also demonstrated policy commitment to mainstream nutrition by incorporating indicators into government five years Growth and Transformation Plan II. In addition, I hope, this conference will provide a solution to such professional problems ....”

The conference did bring together more than 200 scholars from different organizations in Ethiopia. Some of the key areas discussed on the event include: Nutrition training in Ethiopia: achievements and ways forward, Food Science Training in Ethiopia: achievements and ways forward, Draft Food and Nutrition Policy of Ethiopia, Introduction to the CGIAR Agriculture for Nutrition and Health Program, Food systems for healthier diets in Ethiopia: review and research agenda, How to catalyze food systems research, innovations and actions for healthier and sustainable diets in Ethiopia? Oral and poster presentations were made by key experts in the areas including: Prof. Tefera Belachew, Dr. Yewelsew Abebe, Dr. Habtamu Fekadu, Dr. Kebede Abegaz, Dr. Namukolo Covic, Dr. Inge Brouwer, Dr. Kaleab Baye and Dr. Roseline Remans.

Mr. Fikadu Reta, Head of School of Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, said that the University has created strong collaboration with national and international Universities to support its effort for quality education. On top of that, it has scored remarkable achievements in research and community related services, he said. Due to these and the capacity it built to lead human nutrition related academic issues in Ethiopia, Hawassa University was selected as an Academic Center of Excellence for Human Nutrition in Ethiopia in 2015 from all Ethiopian Universities Offering Nutrition Training. The Academic Center of Excellence selection process was done through the USAID/Feed the Future financial support.

According to Mr. Fikadu, Some of the roles of the center are: leading nutrition related academic issues, facilitating information exchange and discussion in order to advise policy makers related to human nutrition; hosting national conferences to bring all stake holders together to discuss national issues related to human nutrition and delivering standard trainings in the area.

Major sponsors of the conference were: Federal Ministry of Health, The Research and Technology Transfer office of Hawassa University, GIZ, USAID/JHPEIGO, Save the Children,, Biodiversity International, Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), Anchor and Danone.

For the proceeding of the 1st and 2nd National Nutrition Conference, Hawassa University, Ethiopia please click here

By:-Sileshi Negash

HU Newsletter Volume 13 is published.

HU Newsletter Volume 13 is published.

 

 

Hawassa University delegates visit University of Hohenheim

March 07 – 10, 2017 a huge delegation from Hawassa University (HU) led by the University President Ayano Beraso visited University of Hohenheim (UHOH), Germany, for a kick-off workshop of the DAAD-funded bilateral SDG graduate school “Climate Change Effects on Food Security” (CLIFOOD) at the University of Hohenheim / Food Security Center (FSC).

As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the world’s time-bound and quantified targets for addressing extreme poverty in its many dimensions, come to conclusion by the end of 2015 the new global agenda that calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) till 2030 ushered in. The “Climate Change Effects on Food Security” (CLIFOOD) – SDG graduate School is also a part of the contribution towards this global move from the academia specifically contributing to the SDGs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 13 & 15.

As per the project objectives 6 PhD candidates will be trained in south-south and another 6 in the south-south collaboration, some post doc positions will be supported and various capacity building activities will be realized during the project phase of 2017 – 2020.

The University of Hohenheim kick-off workshop included: official meeting between President Ayano Beraso Hula, HU, and President Prof. Dr. Stephan Dabbert, UHOH, welcome speech by Prof. Dr. Andreas Pyka, Vice-President for Internationalization, UHOH, Prof. Dr. Ralf Vögele, Dean of Faculty of Agriculture, UHOH and Dr. Simone Höckele-Häfner, Deputy Director Department of International Affairs, Development Cooperation, Protocol, Head of Division Development Cooperation, Africa, State Ministry Baden-Württemberg, briefing on the concept of Bilateral SDG Graduate Schools and their contribution to the Agenda 2030 by Lars Gerold, Head of Section ‘Development Cooperation – Institution Building in Higher Education’ - DAAD, opening remarks by the Scientific leaders of the project on both sides Prof. Dr. Hans K. Biesalski, Director Food Security Center, University of Hohenheim and Dr. Tesfaye Abebe, Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer, general introduction to the project by UHOH / FSC CEOs; Dr. Jenny Kopsch-Xhema & Dr. Nicole Schönleber, presentation on profile of Hawassa University with special focus on its international collaborations by Atkilt Esaiyas, Corporate Communications Director – HU and presentations by Scientists from both Universities on specific sub-themes concerned among others, https://www.7visuals.com/kunden/UHOH_FSC_SDGKickOff2017/fullres.

It was learnt that HU delegates in addition to the project kick-off widely interacted with their partners at UHOH and some managed to find research grants to their graduate students where the thesis work will be jointly supervised by Professors at both Universities.

It is to be recalled that another team from UHOH / FSC visited HU recently, http://www.hu.edu.et/hu/index.php/component/k2/item/385-hohenheim-university-delegates-visited-hawassa-university.html, and in few months time it is planned that the CLIFOOD core team from UHOH will make an official visit to HU after all the PhD candidates have been selected and other baseline activities related to the project have been pushed forwards.

Two prominent HU former faculties currently at the SNNPR Cabinet

 

It is to be recalled that following the FDRE Cabinet restructuring before a while the different regional states are following in the same pattern. Accordingly, last Dec. 14, 2016 it was learnt that Dr. Getnet Begashaw, our former Dean for College of Business and Economics, and Dr. Abriham Alano our former Faculty at College of Medicine and Health Sciences joined the Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Regional State Cabinet as Head of the Regional Trade and Industry Berue and Regional Health Berue respectively.

In a cursory look in to the Bio-data of the two officers; Dr. Getnet studied Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Faculty of Business and Economics, Addis Ababa University and Doctor of Business Leadership (DBL) at College of Management and Economic Sciences, University of South Africa (UNISA). Before the current position Dr. Getnet was serving as Assistant Professor and Lecturer at the School of Management and Accounting, College of Business and Economics (CoBE), Hawassa University, as well as Dean of CoBE, HU. He has more than 14 years of work experience in teaching, research, and advising students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in higher education institutions in Ethiopia, of which 11 years at Hawassa University with commendable participation in university affairs and administration. He offered diverse postgraduate courses in Accounting and Finance (M.Sc.) Program and MBA Programs at Hawassa University and other local Universities like Dilla, Arba Minch, Wolaita Soddo, and Rift Valley. Areas of his teaching include: Corporate Finance, Project Analysis and Management and Financial Institutions and Markets among others.

Dr. Abriham on the other hand did his Master of Public Health at Medical Faculty, Addis Ababa University and PhD at University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Before the current appointment he served as a Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wolaita Sodo University, Associate Vice President for Development, Hawassa University, Director for the University HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Directorate, Hawassa University, Vice Head for Administration and Development, College of Health Sciences, former Debub University / current Hawassa University, Lecturer and later Assistant professor, Faculty of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Hawassa University and Head Department of Nursing, Dilla College of Teacher Education and Health. Dr. Abriham’s area of teaching includes: Epidemiology, Reproductive health and Health service management among others.

Both Dr. Getnet and Dr. Abriham have widely been engaged in researches, publications and consultancy activities in addition to their office duties and thus both dedicated scholars and leaders would surely be bringing a new energy and spirit to the already transformational leadership of the Region and the Nation at large. Hawassa University would like to wish all successful leadership during their tenure.

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