Ethiopia

 

EthiopiaVLIR-UOS cooperation in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the key partner countries of VLIR-UOS. From 2003 to 2016 VLIR-UOS budgeted € 34.138.715 for cooperation programmes with Ethiopia, including four long-term institutional university programmes (with Jimma University, Mekelle University, Arba Minch University and Bahir Dar University). VLIR-UOS also funds a network cooperation in Ethiopia, coordinated by Jimma University.

 

Ethiopia is also one of the 31 scholarship countries of VLIR-UOS. Nationals can apply for a scholarship to follow a training or Master programme at a Flemish university or university college.

Facts and figures

 

Total budget Ethiopia 2003-2016 (in €)

Projects

19.038.450

Individual scholars

15.100.265

Total

34.138.715

 

A country strategy for Ethiopia

The Country Strategy for Ethiopia identifies the following main themes for all future inteverntions in Ethiopia:

 

  • Food security and agriculture
  • Environment and water
  • Economic and social development
  • Health 

 

The country strategy identifies the following main transversal and cross-cutting themes:

 

  • ICT and information management
  • Governance, Institutional Strengthening and management
  • Gender and diversity 

 

More information on the VLIR-UOS country strategy process for Ethiopia.

Background documents

The VLIR-UOS compiled documents are work in progress, and your feedback in terms of their completion and/or improvement is much appreciated.

 

  • The Country Identification report Ethiopia
  • The VLIR-UOS country evaluation Ethiopia
  • The Ethiopia Fact Sheet is a draft summary (work in progress) on the general status of the country with specific attention for the development aid actors as well as the sector of higher education.
  • Joint Context Analysis (JCA) of Ethiopia. This document aims at an analysis of the context in Ethiopia and of the opportunities to collaborate for the non-governmental actors of the Belgian Development Cooperation from 2017 until 2026. It should primarily be seen as an opportunity to identify possible ways of cooperation, complementarity and synergy.
  • Joint Strategic Framework (JSF) of Ethiopia. This document presents different joint strategic goals which the non-governmental actors have put forward, based on the JCA Ethiopia. Each goal is specified into different approaches, which reflects the contributions of different actors to the joint strategic goal. An elaboration on the development relevance of every goal is also included. The last chapter elaborates commitments for synergy and complementarity between Belgian actors, related to the presented goals and approaches. Special attention is given to the transversal themes gender and environment.
  • Linking the JSF with the VLIR-UOS country strategy. This document provides a general overview of relevant information from the Joint Strategic Framework for each thematic area of the VLIR-UOS country strategy. The Joint Strategic Goal relevant for each theme is listed, together with the Belgian non-governmental actors which are (or will be) active with funding of the Belgian development cooperation in the 2017-2021 period. By providing this list, VLIR-UOS wants to promote synergy and/or complementarity with programmes of other Belgian actors.

Ethiopia country office

VLIR-UOS strengthened its activities in Ethiopia by means of a Country Representation between 2009 and June 2013. The country office and representation aimed at stimulating synergy among VLIR projects, and with other donor activities in higher education. It also created a platform for interaction with the Ethiopian ministry of Higher Education and worked in close collaboration with the Belgian Embassy for Ethiopia. Hans Bauer acted as VLIR-UOS country representative between 2009 and 2013. The office was closed on 30 June 2013. VLIR-UOS will investigate how to organise its representation in the country.

Contact

Wannes Verbeeck

Programme Officer South

[t] + 32 2 550 19 68

[e] wannes.verbeeck@vliruos.be

 

          Wannes

Ongoing projects

Overview of ongoing projects

Calls

    Testimonials

    Jimma University recognized as Ethiopia’s leading university

    Jimma University recognized as Ethiopia’s leading university

    For the third time Jimma University is ranked as the leading university of Ethiopia by the Ministry of Education.

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    Ingesting worm eggs: an effective way to lose weight or a health risk?

    Ingesting worm eggs: an effective way to lose weight or a health risk?

    When Zeleke Mekonnen visited a school to collect stool samples for a study into worms, a teacher asked him a very unexpected question.

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    The ingredients for changing the world are in Ethiopia’s Rift Valley

    The ingredients for changing the world are in Ethiopia’s Rift Valley

    The project 'Land and Water Research for Sustainable Livelihood in the South Ethiopian Rift Valley' seeks sustainable solutions to the conflict about the use and management of the Rift Valley's natural resources.

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    Renowned earth scientist praises student for research into the Tana Basin

    Renowned earth scientist praises student for research into the Tana Basin

    Student Ludwin Poppe went to Ethiopia to conduct research on the Tana Basin. His article was published in the international Journal of Maps.

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    'It is difficult, but if you are convinced, you can do it!'

    'It is difficult, but if you are convinced, you can do it!'

    Alemtsehay Tsegay is researcher at Mekelle University in Ethiopia. She has been the rising star of the Institutional University Cooperation programme.

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    'We used American examples in our teaching, but now we use our own research results'

    'We used American examples in our teaching, but now we use our own research results'

    Ethiopia is one of the most important VLIR-UOS partner countries. VLIR-UOS is working out a country strategy for Ethiopia.

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    When Google cannot provide the answer

    When Google cannot provide the answer

    Need to know how to deal with limited bandwidth, build robust network infrastructure and motivate trainers?

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    Ghent University awards Ethiopian Kora Tushune

    Ghent University awards Ethiopian Kora Tushune

    Kora Tushune of Jimma University received the medal of honor for his dedication to the institutional cooperation project.

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    ‘You convinced me’

    ‘You convinced me’

    Does the university cooperation with Ethiopia make a difference? Professors, researchers and ministers from Ethiopia and Belgium share their experiences.

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    When will we drink our last cup of coffee?

    When will we drink our last cup of coffee?

    Science published a letter on small-scale coffee production in Ethiopia. The intensification of coffee agriculture endangers the coffee production worldwide.

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    ‘Tree against hunger’: can Enset fight malnutrition in Ethiopia?

    ‘Tree against hunger’: can Enset fight malnutrition in Ethiopia?

    The Arba Minch University and the KU Leuven join forces to improve the sustainablitiy of Enset farming systems in Ethiopia.

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    Publications

    Mid-term evaluation of the ongoing cooperation with Jimma Univeristy, Ethiopia (May 2011)

    Mid-term evaluation of the ongoing cooperation with Jimma Univeristy, Ethiopia (May 2011)

    Country evaluation Ethiopia (September 2010)

    Country evaluation Ethiopia (September 2010)

    Final evaluation of the cooperation with Mekelle University (MU), Ethiopia (July 2013)

    Final evaluation of the cooperation with Mekelle University (MU), Ethiopia (July 2013)

    Jaarverslag VLIR-UOS 2013

    Annual report VLIR-UOS 2013

    What you always wanted to know about VLIR-UOS | Why scholar Pauline want to win the Nobel Prize | How pilotless flights above the Andes lead to better agriculture

    Jaarverslag VLIR-UOS 2014

    Annual report VLIR-UOS 2014

    Flemish professor is given the surprise of his life in DR Congo; Tran Thi Dinh's dream of keeping food fresh in Vietnam; and other stories on the impact of almost 20 years of cooperation with Tanzania, Ecuador, Cuba, South Africa, ...

    Final evaluation of the cooperation with Jimma University (JU)

    Final evaluation of the cooperation with Jimma University (JU), Ethiopia (April 2017)

    Management response forthcoming.