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Fekadu Malede ABITEW
Fekadu Malede ABITEW

PhD Candidate

Educational qualification B.A in Political Science and International Relations, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 2007
M.A in Human Rights, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 2012
Joint European Master's Degree in Comparative Local Development Studies from University of Trento, Italy; University of Regensburg, Germany; Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary and University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Home town Gondar, Ethiopia
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Since 2007 I have been working in the academia and engaged in teaching and research activities. I thought courses related to human rights, citizenship and development for undergraduate students in Ethiopia. My research interest centers on development, peace and conflict, livelihoods and entrepreneurship. For my Master’s Degrees I conducted studies on development-induced relocation and human rights and on conflict transformation in Ethiopia and was able to publish articles on international conference proceedings and Ethiopian Human Rights Law Series.

In 2013 I got Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Award to study in Europe. I have a keen interest on entrepreneurship and was able to win Nigerian based Tony Elumelu Entreprneurship Award in 2017 for the project on waste management. And, I have worked with organizations (local and non-local) on bussiness facilitation and farm and technology integration for Ethiopian agri-entreprenuers. I am a member of Erasumus Mundus Association and Tony Elumelu Enterepreneurs Network.

Recently, I developed research interest on Enterenuership in the context of transnational informality and seek to conduct study for my PhD at CuhK on Low-end globalization between China and Africa focusing on informal trade between China and Ethiopia.

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