Doctoral Programme for Environmental Planning at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Since 2010, ZEF has been cooperating with the University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to develop and implement a new Doctoral Program on Environmental Planning and Biodiversity Conservation. The program is the first PhD program on environmental planning in Ethiopia. The interdisciplinary and applied programme aims to improve the academic capacities in Ethiopia in the field of environmental planning with a focus on biodiversity. This will help to promote more sustainable utilization and conservation of natural resources in the country. Currently, 15 doctoral students are enrolled in the program.


Facts & people

Team members: Dr. Till Stellmacher (Project coordinator), Dr. Kumelachew Yeshitela (Local coordinator), Prof. Dr. Gerhard Albert (Academic advisor)
Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Prasse (Academic Advisor), Dr. Eick von Ruschkowski (Academic Advisor).
Partner Institutions: Department of Landscape Planning and Design, Addis Ababa University; Institute for Environmental Planning, University of Hannover; Ethiopian Coffee Forest Forum, Addis Ababa
Funding Organizations: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); Ministry of Education of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Duration of project: Since January 2010
Contact: Dr. Till Stellmacher,