Educational Background

Since Oct 2007 to date
Ph.D candidate in Social Anthropology at the MaxPlanck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany.

MA in Social Anthropology (very great distinction). Addis Ababa University.

BA in applied History. Addis Ababa University.

Secondary education: Awassa comboni Senior Secondary School

Primary education: Awassa comboni primary School


Work Experience

2006- 2007
Lecturer in Addis Ababa University in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.

April, 2005 – March 2006
Worked as, Development research field coordinator for Imdiber, Gurage site of ‘Well being in Developing countries’ Research Project of the University of Bath, UK, to which Save the Children Canada is affiliated.

26/09/02 up to 2004
Research unit Head, Furra Institute of Development Studies, Ethiopia

Since Oct 2000- up to 26-09-02
Assistant Researcher, Furra Institute of Development Studies, Ethiopia.

Part time lecturer in many colleges in Ethiopia.


Major Short-term trainings

Certificate in Development Studies & Practices
Oct 4 - Feb 17, 2001. (Furra Institute of Development Studies (Yirgalem) in collaboration with University College Dublin, Ireland.)

Attended Training of the Trainers (TOT)
18 – 22 June, 2001. A training program on Gender in leadership and Decision making combining Theory and practice

Attended a regional Awareness workshop on Regional Income Accounting, Feb19- 20 2001 (FIDS)

Attended a training conducted jointly by Catholic relief service- Ethiopia (CRS) and Sidama Development Corporation as Supervisor in the Knowledge, practice and coverage (KPC) training. (Feb 19- 23, 2001).

Attended training on business diversification. Aug 1-8, 2001. (FIDS)

Attended a First National workshop on Building Development Adult /Continuing Higher Education, June 2003, Addis Ababa.

Training On Impact Assessment Methodologies from July 21- July 5, 2003 Addis Ababa.


Professional Memberships

Agricultural research and extension Network (AgREN), UK

Sustainable Energy News, Denmark

Founding member of Sidama Research and Development Forum (SDRF)

EASA European association for social Anthropologists