Mr Mekonen Getachew Abebe | Urban Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Lecturer at  Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Mekonen Getachew Abebe is a dedicated male lecturer currently serving at Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia. Born on January 16, 1995, in North Wollo, Ethiopia, he resides in Bahir Dar City. Mekonen is married and holds Ethiopian nationality.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

🏫 Educational Qualification:

  • MSc Degree in Livelihood and Food Security, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia (2019-2021) – CGPA: 4.00/4.00
  • BSc Degree in Disaster Risk Management and Sustainable Development, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia (2014-2018) – CGPA: 3.95/4.00
  • Advanced Diploma in Agriculture, Arava International Center for Agricultural Training, Israel (2015)

👔 Work Experience:

  • Current Position: Lecturer at Bahir Dar University, Disaster Risk Management, and Sustainable Development Department.
  • Supervisor: World Food Program (WFP), Assurance Project (Oct-Dec 2023)
  • Research Focus: Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction, Livelihood, and Food Security.
  • Community Service: Emergency Management and Fire Disaster Prevention Training.

📜 Certificate:

  • Fire Emergency Prevention and Control Mechanism Awareness
  • Gender Responsive Effective Teaching Skills
  • Training Workshop on Nature-Based Solutions for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Certificate for Team Leadership in Emergency Management System Training Curriculum Development
  • DHS Data Analysis (STATA Software) and SPSS Data Analysis
  • Organizational Capacity Assessment Training by USAID

🏆 Awards:

  • 2018: Gold Medal Winner, Bahir Dar University Graduate Class
  • 2021: Best Project Award Winner, Bahir Dar University

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Mekonen Getachew Abebe is a distinguished researcher with a keen focus on the intersection of urbanization and food security in Ethiopia. In his insightful contribution to the Journal of Agriculture and Food Research (2024-03), he delves into the impacts of urbanization on food security, presenting a comprehensive review supported by empirical evidence. Through this work, he explores the dynamic challenges and opportunities arising from Ethiopia’s urban growth, shedding light on the implications for the nation’s food security landscape. 🌆🍲 Additionally, his involvement in the preprint “Gender-specific Vulnerability on Climate Change and Food Security Status” (2023-07-03) demonstrates a broader research portfolio. Collaborating with a diverse team, Mekonen investigates gender-specific vulnerabilities in agroforestry systems across multiple countries, offering valuable insights into the intricate relationships between climate change, gender dynamics, and food security. 🌍🔍🌳

Publications Top Notes:

Mekonen Getachew Abebe | Urban Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

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