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Makonen Getu

FK (University of Stockholm), PhD (University of Stockholm); Diploma (Glasgow Caledonian University)
Also: Makonen is currently working for Edify as Vice President of Program Assessment and Chief Transformation Office. Edify is a US-based NGO which is supporting low-fee independent schools in Africa, South Asia as well as Central and Latin America to improve and expand sustainable and affordable Christ-centered education. Member of Trustees of Traidcraft Foundation, Wholeness International and Leprosy Mission Technical Reference Panel, member of Windle Trust International Trustees, Principal Secretary of Oxford Centre for Development Research
Formerly: Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Opportunity International, Lecturer in development economics, University of Stockholm; Programme Officer, United Nations Development Programme; Rural Development Adviser, Swedish International Development Agency; Deputy Country Director, World Vision International Zambia; Africa Regional Manager, World Vision Australia; Africa Deputy Deputy Regional Director, Opportunity International Africa; Director of Opportunity Center for Transformation Studies, Opportunity International; International Programme Director, Christian Transformation Resource Center; Africa Regional Manager
Areas: Economic History, Economics, Development Studies and Counselling in Clinical and Pastoral Skills
Research: Microenterprise and Transformational Development; Microfinance, Development and Povery Alleviation; Alliance Based Transformational Community Development; Transformational Development and Kingdom Building, Human Trafficking, HIV/AIDS, Education, Aid Effectiveness
Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia and Central America
Publications: Books/Journals Currently conducting for a book on microfinance and small and medium private schools The Undreamt: An Ethiopian Transformation, CTRC, 2004 Christian Microenterprise Development (ed.), Transformation Vol 20, No. 3, Oxford Centere for Mission Studies, Oxford, 2003. Wealth Generation & Kingdom Building Through Christian Microenterprise Development (with David Bussau), CTRC, 2003 Sustainable Transformational Development Through Microfinance: A Diagnostic Tool (with David Bussau), CTRC, 2003 Microenterprise Development in Theory and Practice (ed.), World Vision Australia, Melbourne, 1996. Socialism, Participation and Agricultural Development in Post-Revolutionary Ethiopia, A Critical Analysis, Akademitryck, Edsbruk, Sweden 1987. Articles: “Does Commercialization of Microfinance Programs Lead to Mission Drift”? in Transformation Sept-October Issue 2007 “Principles of Transformational Leadership Facilitation”, to be published in Transformational Journal, January 2008 “Human Trafficking and Microfinance”, in Transformation Vol. 23, No. 3 July 2006 ‘The Biblical Perspective of Transformational Business’, in Transformation, Vol.20, No.3 July 2003 ‘CMED Network and the Role of CTRC’, in Transformation, Vol.20, No.3 July 2003 ‘CMED, Kingdom Building and the Local Church’, in Transformation, Vol.20, No.3 July 2003 “The Transformation Side of Microenterprise: The Case of Opportunity International Program in Honduras,” a chapter in “Here to Help: NGOs Combating Poverty in Latin America”, M.E. Sharpe, New York, 2003 ‘Making Technical Assistance Effective’ Transformation, Vol. 20, No.2 April 2003 ‘Christian Microenterprise Development and HIV/AIDS’, Transformation, Vol.20, No.1 January 2003 “Measuring Transformation: Conceptual Framework and Indicators,” in Transformation, Vol. 19, No 2 April 2002 “Spiritual Transformation Through Microenterprise Development: A Compendium to Tools for Christian Practioners,” with Robert Gailey, Hollie Smith and Alexis Beggs Olsen, Chicago, June 2001. “Poverty Alleviation and the Role of Microcredit in Africa,” published as a chapter in Faith and Development: Partnership between the World Bank and the Churches of Africa,” Oxford, 2001. “A Brief Examination into the Promotion of Transformation in the OI Network: Status, Obstacles and Incentives/Solutions,” Opportunity Center for Transformation Studies, Oxford, 2001. “The Transformation Side of Microenterprise: An Impact Study of Uganda Agency for Development Microcredit Program,” with S. Afrane, Opportunity Center for Transformation Studies, Oxford, 2001. “Poverty Alleviation and the Role of Microcredit in Africa,” in Transformation, Vol.17, No. 4, Oxford, 2000. “Effective Boards: How Do They Do It?” Partnership Quarterly, Vol.1, Oak Brook, August 1997. “The Dynamics of Microenterprise Development”, in Microenterprise Development in Theory and Practice, World Vision Australia, Melbourne, 1996. “World Vision Experience in Microenterprise Development”, in Microenterprise Development in Theory and Practice, World Vision Australia, Melbourne, 1996. “Aid for Growth or Growth for Aid? An Examination of Australian Aid to Africa”, Development Bulletin, Vol. 33. Development Studies Network, Canberra, 1994. “Empowering Development”, Partners in Development, No.1, World Vision Australia, Canberra, 1994. “Small Enterprise in Southern Africa: A Strategy for World Vision Development Efforts”, Staff Working Paper, No.17, World Vision International, Monrovia, 1993. “Some Explanations to the Crisis in Tanzania” (in Swedish), Voluntären, Stockholm, 1989

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