Launch workshop held for new research project on inequality in Ethiopia
The launch workshop provided an opportunity where the conceptual underpinning and methodologies of the three working groups were presented to stakeholders.
21 February 2018
The official launching and stakeholder workshop for the project Shifting In/equality Dynamics in Ethiopia: Research to Application (SIDERA) took place on Monday, 19 February 2018, at Momona Hotel in Addis Ababa.
The project is financed through the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) ESRC-DFID Development Frontiers Research Fund, the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) and its research partners the University of London, King’s College London and Michigan State University. This collaborative research project focuses on the relationship between conflict, poverty and environmental degradation in the Lower Omo Zone of Ethiopia, in the face of both natural and human-made changes in the environment. Three working groups, based mainly at the four partner universities, will each address one of the three major pillars of the research: conflict, poverty/wealth and environment.
The launch workshop provided an opportunity where the conceptual underpinning and methodologies of the three working groups were presented to stakeholders. In addition to officially kick starting the research project, timeline and stakeholder mapping exercises were conducted during the launch workshop.
Participants included researchers with extensive experience in the study area, officials and experts from governmental and non-governmental organizations, and members of international organizations. The project has research-oriented and application-oriented sets of objectives, and will be conducted over 18 months running between December 2017 and May 2019.