Thematic and Research priority areas

o Thematic Research priority areas Major attention has been given to thematic research programs instead of individually conducting fragmented researches which have seldom yielded visible outputs. Thematized research is a cooperative research requiring multidisciplinary approach on contemporary and national priority problems. The aim of thematic research extends from knowledge production and accumulation to useable technology creation. Thus it has a clear potential to contribute to the socio-economic development of a country. It requires not only partnership of researchers from diverse fields of studies, postgraduate students and industries but also government institutions, and others that will finally benefit from the research outcomes (click here for more; Table) o Ongoing thematic projects; 1. Reclaiming the Degraded Land through implementation of Landscape-based Land Restoration and Livelihood Diversification Strategies for (agro) Pastorals (read more...) 2. Informal Cross Border Trade between Ethiopia and its Neighbors (read more...) 3. Integrated River Basin Management (read more...) 4. Restoration of Degraded Highland Bamboo Species (read more...) 5. Conceptualizing Ethnic Identities, Boundaries and Shared Cultural Values among the Cushitic Peoples (read more...) 6. The Rights and Livelihood of Children (read more...) 7. Education and Development in Ethiopia (read more...)