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Transforming Slum Settlements on Environmentally Sensitive Areas to Sustainable Neighbourhood Based on Adaptive Strategies: The Case of 'Korea-sefer', Addis Ababa

June 1, 2012

This thesis examines the challenges of sustainable development and identifies the views of the people on their future transformation of 'Korea-sefer', purposively selected slum settlement in Addis Ababa situated on steep slope and along river bank.

The Livelihoods of Women Headed Households in Amaro Woreda in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State

June 1, 2011

This thesis looks at the livelihoods of women headed households in Amaro Woreda in southern nations, nationalities and peoples regional state of Ethiopia

New Civil Society Law and Its Implications on the Movement of the Sector

March 12, 2011

This study seeks to assess on the impact of the law on the operation of CSOs.

Livelihoods and Survival Strategies Among the Migrant Shoe-shinning Children: A Case Study at Arada Sub-city, Addis Ababa

March 1, 2011

This study reveals that the livelihoods of the shoe shiners are dynamic and there is an intense solidarity among shoe-shinning children in Addis Ababa city. Most of them maintain very close social ties and networks with peer groups, relatives, customers, and with other street actors. The most predominant social tie and or network is peer group socialization which is mainly constructed on the basis of identical work and geographical origin.

The Impact of Drought on Livelihoods, Vulnerability and Coping Mechanisms: The Case of North Shoa Zone, Oromiya

March 1, 2011

This study uses the North Shoa Zone in Ethiopia, as a case study and examines the trends of drought and its impact on livelihood in the region. It also answers the questions who is more vulnerable and why, what are the local and institutional coping strategies and what are the constraints that aggravate vulnerability.

Corporate Social Responsibility in Sustainable Environment Management in Ethiopia

January 1, 2011

Multinational corporations, local companies, and social enterprises use various environmental techniques in addressing their corporate social responsibility for sustainable environmental management in Ethiopia. Using both primary and secondary data collection methodology, the research has identified both the techniques they employ and the factors that oblige corporations and social enterprises to engage in environmental preservation. The results imply that corporations and social enterprises are contributing to sustainable environmental management by offering knowledge creation education, open discussion on environmental issues, and adopting different techniques to safeguard the environment.

Social Networks, Remittance and Family Migration Decision Among Somali Immigrants

January 1, 2011

This research aimed at evaluating the contributions of social networks and monetary remittance in Somali family migration decision. Three questions have been addressed: (1) what is the main objective of Somalis migration to Addis Ababa? (2) What are the influences of family social networks on Somali family migration decision? And (3) what about the relationship between annual monetary remittance and Somali family migration decision?

Assessement of Impact of Productive Safety Net Programme on the Lives of Beneficiaries in Ethiopia: The Case of Dera Malo Woreda, Gamo Gofa Zone, Snnpr

April 1, 2010

Chronic food insecurity is one of the main problems which affected millions of Ethiopians for centuries. To solve this problem, the government of Ethiopia has been undertaking different programmes. This is a study on these interventions.

Cooperative Governance in Ethiopia: A Case of Two Cooperatives in Amhara National Regional State

March 1, 2010

This study reveals that, to realize member-governed cooperatives, effort is expected from the government to prevent local government intervention and to strengthen the organizational capacity of CPBs; the businesses of cooperatives should be localized. Members should participate actively in the economic and decision affairs, and representatives and employees of cooperatives must be membership-accountable.

The Livelihood and Survival Strategies of Migrant Street Children in Bahir Dar Town

June 1, 2008

This study investigates the livelihood and survival strategies of migrant street children.

Challenges and Coping Strategies for Drought-induced Food Shortage: The Case of Humbo Woreda of Snnpr

June 1, 2006

The key question for this research is why does the Humbo community remain vulnerable to the drought-induced food shortage regardless of efforts made by the Government, NGO's and the households? The research reports that among the key causes of drought-induced food shortages, the major once are categorized under natural and man made stress; natural or environmental stress includes absence or shortage of rain, land degradation, soil infertility, inset/pest out break, and epidemic.

The Role of Traditional Local Institutions to Improve the Livelihood of Rural Community: The Case of Tachgayint Wereda, ANRS

January 1, 2006

This study surveys reports on the answers to the following questions: What are the realities of TLIs in Ethiopia? How could they appear into the development arena? What are the systems and methods to use them effectively? What advantage do they have over the modern ones? What are the precautious points to work with them?

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