Educational Background

2001 - 2004
MA degree in Social Anthropology from Addis Ababa University

1996 - 1999
BA degree in History from Kotobe College of Teachers Education

1990 - 1992
Diploma in History from Kotobe College of Teachers Education

1986 - 1990
High school education at Gidda Ayyana Senior Secondary School

1984 - 1986
Secondary school education at Hinde Junior Secondary School

1979 - 1984
Elementary school education at Kakaro Primary School


Professional Experience

February - September 2005
Lecturer at Addis Ababa University, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology

2000 - 2004
Graduate Assistant II at Unity University College

1999 - 2000
Graduate Assistant I at Debub University

1992 - 1996
Teacher at Nedjo Senior Secondary Scool



English, Oromiffa and Amharic


Consultancies, Reports and MA Thesis

Participatory Poverty Assessment in five zones of SNNPRS-Ethiopia (Southern Nations, Nationalities, Peoples, Regional State-Ethiopia) for the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development in collaboration with the World Bank. (consultancy report, co-authored)

Conflict Assessment in selected districts of SNNPRS-Ethiopia (Southern Nations, Nationalities, Peoples, Regional State-Ethiopia) (consultancy report for CHF-USA (Community, Habitate, Finance-USA) based International NGO)

Participated in the project on the assessment of African positive cultures intended to be used as a base in the development initiatives. The project is being run by African Union and Dr. Gebre Yintiso, head of the department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Addis Ababa University

Participated in a research on HIV/AIDS, Culture and Gender as a field coordinator. The project was sponsored by the Christian Michelsen Institute, Norway

June 2004
Inter-Ethnic Relation between the Oromo and Somali: the Case of Borana, Digodia and Marehan. A Master’s Thesis Research Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies of the Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

Prepared briefings on key policy issues, village structuration and emic perspectives for WED (Well-being in Developing countries) project organized by the University of Bath (UK). The research project is entitled: "Well-being and Ill-being Dynamics in Ethiopia (WIDE)". It was on the range of subjects including social, economic, political, cultural resources, human needs, and quality of life.

2000 - 2001
I took part in the preparation of three text books on Ethiopian and World History for the Ministry of Education