What is E.D.M.A about?
The Ethiopian Doctoral and Masters Academy (EDMA) was started by GKEN as part of our wider Global Knowledge Exchange Network (GKEN) programme which is an ongoing initiative project.
What does E.D.M.A do?
Through our EDMA work we attempt to address some of the challenges faced by Ethiopian’s in Higher Education.
EDMA brings together Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia who are academics, researchers and practitioners from many countries and various fields with a clear intention to help increase research capacity, knowledge production and ultimately to prepare future generations of Ethiopian scholars by supporting Doctoral and Master level candidates across Ethiopia coming from various academic disciplines.
To enable us to do this we have taken the first step to facilitate the knowledge exchange and skills-transfer towards building the research, training and strengthening the research capacity of Ethiopian academic institutions.
The first EDMA project was initiated at Jimma University (JU) which is one of the largest public Universities in Ethiopia. We chose Jimma simply because the EDMA professional volunteers were hugely inspired by Jimma University’s vision “… aspired to be the leading public premier in Ethiopia, renowned in Africa and recognized in the WORLD”.
GKEN and EDMA attain greater sustainability through partnership with likeminded institutions, as well as through the following stakeholder groups with whom GKEN has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
· Addis Ababa University (AAU)
· Jimma University (JU)
· Mekelle University (MU)
· Gondar University (GU)
· Computer Professionals United (CPU)
· Hule Bora University
Other institutions with which GKEN have signed MoU are:
· African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Nairobi, Kenya
· African Universities; Research Approaches programme (AURA) of UK
·· Ethiopian Academy of Science (EAS)
· Satellite Connections in Education & Health (SCIEH) group of UK
Partner up with GKEN
If you would like to learn more about our EDMA programme and how you can partner with GKEN please drop us an email at email@example.com.