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Here are some sources of information about social work education and related issues in Ethiopia. . .

Action Research & Participatory Approaches    (back)

Stimulating Community Participation in Primary Schools -- BESO II Project in Bahir Dar.

Collaborative Action Research Network.

Teaching Tips Index from the University of Hawaii.

Assessment & Research Tools    (back)

Rand Corporation site features questionnaires and surveys on HIV/AIDS, homelessness, social support, elderly care, depression and more.

Community Development    (back)

A practical guide to building rural self-help groups from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Culture, Values & Ethics    (back)

The Panos Oral Testimony Programme. Oral testimonies offer a personal perspective on change and development from people who live in mountain and highland regions around the world, including the northern highlands of Ethiopia.

Ethics, Human Rights and Development in Africa

Council for Research and Values in Philosophy. Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Change: 15 volumes from Africa: Ethics and Africa.

Electronic Journals & Books    (back)

The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short, a one stop shop for users to Open Access Journals.

The African e-Journals Project makes journals published in Africa and about Africa more available to scholars worldwide. To expand free, online access to journals published in Africa, the African e-Journals Project has digitized full text of articles of eleven social science and humanities journals and made them available on their web site.

CODESRIA, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa publishes 4 academic journals: Africa Development, African Sociological Review, African Journal of International Affairs, and Afrika Zamani. Most issues are available online.

International Development Research Center. IDRC Books Online Free! IDRC Books publishes - both online and in print - the results of IDRC-supported research on global and regional issues related to sustainable and equitable development.

Horn of Africa Journal of HIV/AIDS. Online.

Social Work and Society is a peer-reviewed an online-only journal published three times a year free of charge. It consists of papers, research reports and book reviews, documents and announcements, critical essays, social reports and country reports and the online-forum SociaList for comments and discussion.

IUC Journal of Social Work: Theory and Practice is a free, electronic journal with many lectures and articles on comparative research and social issues.

Journal of International Cooperation in Education. Online. This resource has many articles higher education, international partnerships, evaluation and policy research related to Africa.

NETWORKS: An On-Line Journal for Teacher Research.

Dahlstrom, L., & Mannberg, J. (2006). Critical Educational Visions and Practices - In Neo-Liberal Times. Global South Network Publishers. University of Umeň, Sweden in collaboration with IICBA. Download book on Ethiopian Teacher Education Overhaul (TESO).

Ethiopia    (back)

Ethiopian Proverbs Web Page presents a comprehensive list of Ethiopian Proverbs. These proverbs play a major role in Ethiopian life. Ethiopians express themselves in an illusive way to win their worst enemy. They use proverbs to express their inner feelings.

Stanford University's annotated guide to internet resources on Ethiopia for students, faculty, librarians, teachers, journalists, businesspeople and others.

Links to resources about Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Faith & Order.

AllAfrica aggregates and indexes content from over 125 African news organizations, plus 200 other sources.

Meet Ethiopia contains information about Ethiopia, including groups and organizations of the Ethiopian Diaspora around the world.

Foundations & Grants    (back)

Accessible Information on Development Initiatives (AiDA) is the largest online directory of official development aid activities. It offers a quick overview of who is doing what in international development, where they are doing it, and with what funds. Information is provided by donors and may not reflect all activities or most recent activities.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to reduce inequities and improve lives around the world. In developing countries, it focuses on improving health, reducing extreme poverty, and increasing access to technology in public libraries

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation seeks to alleviate the suffering of the world's most disadvantaged, with a special emphasis on children and support for the work of the Roman Catholic Sisters.

Higher Education in Africa    (back)

The UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA), headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is committed to capacity building in educational institutions in Africa.

Stanford's annotated guide to higher education in Africa

Association of African Universities. Site contains important reports and resources.

David H. Shinn. Reversing the Brain Drain in Ethiopia.

HIV/AIDS, Health & Gender    (back)

The Carter Center Ethiopia Public Health Training Initiative in partnership with Emory University.

HIV InSite. Features reports, data, and other resources on HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia.

Meeting The MDG Drinking Water And Sanitation Target: A Mid-Term Assessment of Progress

The Network of Ethiopian Professionals in the Diaspora (NEPID) is a non-partisan network that works to engage professional members of the Ethiopian Diaspora to create dialogue and facilitate actions to address HIV/AIDS.

Policy in Ethiopia    (back)

African Child Policy Forum is an independent, advocacy organization working on behalf of African children.

CODESRIA, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa is headquartered in Dakar Senegal. It is an independent Pan-African research organization with a primary focus on the social sciences.

The Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute (EEPRI) is established to enhance economic development policy research.

The Forum for Social Studies (FSS) is an independent non-government organization engaged in policy-oriented research.

The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) is a research and capacity-building organization whose mission is to promote dialogue and interaction between researchers and policy-makers in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Research Programs in Ethiopia    (back)

Brown University's Population Studies and Training Center has had an active program of training and research in Ethiopia with Addis Ababa University and Jimma University. The project features reports and publications on migration, health, etc.

The Policy Project offers reports and data analysis to develop consensus and action around HIV/AIDS and Family Planning issues for the design and implementation of public health and social programs in Ethiopia.

Resources    (back)

Open Educational Resources (OER) is an international movement that seeks to open all the world's knowledge to all the world's people. The OER Foundation is especially active in the developing world. Those of you who are interested in international social action and/or locality development would probably enjoy the various forums that are available.

Traveling to Ethiopia    (back)

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