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Dr Eyasu Elias

Community Development Specialist


BSc Degree in Agriculture, Alemaya University of Agriculture, Ethiopia; MSc training in agriculture, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada; Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Development Studies, University of East Anglia, England
Community Development Specialist
Formerly: 2003-2006: ICRAF-Ethiopia Country Director. The World Agroforestry Centre of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research of the World Bank. 1998-2003: Research programme Co-ordinator, SOS-Sahel International, UK. 1992-1994: Community Development Programme Co-coordinator, Kalehewot Church, Ethiopia. 1986- 1990: Agricultural Research Officer (Soil Scientist/Agronomist), based at Sinana Agricultural Research Centre (Bale Zone), Institute of Agricultural Research of the Ethiopian Government
Areas: Community development and natural resource management research work as action research. My main area of competence is my experience with applying interdisciplinary/holistic approaches to community development integrating with natural, social, cultural and economic aspects in a holistic manner. Increasing the relevance of community development interventions and research to the rural poor operating in marginal areas has been my major professional concern
Regions: Africa
Publications: Eyasu Elias, 2009. Threats of Climate Change on Pastoral Production Under Restricted Herd Mobility: A case study in Borena. A report on an action research report submitted to the Norwegian peoples Aid and SOS Sahel, May 2009 (submitted to IIED for publication under dryland pubs series. Eyasu Elias, 2008. Pastoralists in Southern Ethiopia: Dispossession, Access to resources and Livelihoods. Drylands Coordination group (DCG) Research Report No 53, Norway. Web site publication www.drylands-group.org. Eyasu Elias, 2007. Environmental rights and Pastoral Livelihoods: The case of Borena and Karaayu Pastoralists. IN: Land Tenure and Resource Management in Ethiopia. SLUF and NPA, Addis Ababa

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