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Academic and Administrative Staff Exchange

The teaching-training and management components are strongly connected with the capacity building of the project staff through team teaching both at Addis Ababa University and at the University of Vienna. In this exercise, substantial experience sharing among the project staff and the students of the two universities will occur. Furthermore, the exchange of experience between the professionals at the Students Disability Centres at Addis Ababa University and University of Vienna will contribute to the improvement of the quality of services rendered in both partner institutions.


Staff Exchange and Related Activities

Sandra Schütz and Gertraud Kremsner visited Addis Ababa between 6th and 14th of November 2014

Next to lectures held for PhD and MA students, Sandra Schütz and Gertraud Kremsner met with the collaboration partners, a representative from the Ministry of Education and visited a local school as well as the Disability Center at AAU.

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Project Coordinator's visit to 7 Ethiopian Universities from November 15th to December 7th 2013

During his stay in Ethiopia from November 15 to December 7, 2013, the project coordinator, Prof. Gottfried Biewer, visited 7 of the outlying 10 Universities cooperating with Addis Ababa University in the RESPOND-HER project. The situation of students with disabilities was investigated by surveys, interviews and focus group discussions for the Addis Ababa University and these 10 Universities. The study will be published by the Ethiopian RESPOND-HER team in 2014.

The visits of the project coordinator were prepared by the local staff of the RESPOND-HER project.

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Helga Fasching and Michaela Kramann visited Addis Ababa from 25th of February until 6th of March 2013 for the following activities:

  • Capacity building and staff exchange (workshop, presentations, discussions)
  • Exploring the situation of students with disabilities (Disability Center)
  • Exploring wishes of NGOs about CBR work
  • Workshop Reflection

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Belay Hagos Hailu's visit to University of Vienna from November 8th to 21st 2012

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Sewalem Tsega (disability officer of the AAU) visited Vienna from October 27th to November 6th 2012.

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Visiting Professorship of Prof. Tirussew Teferra Kidanemariam at the University of Vienna from 1st to 15th of July 2012:

  • Lecture for BA-students on "The education of students with sensory, motor and intellectual disabilities: the case of Ethiopia"
  • Seminar for MA-students on "Early intervention strategies for children with disabilities in developing countries"

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Tobias Buchner and Michelle Proyer visited Addis Ababa from 14th of May until 25th of May 2012 for the following activities:

  • Workshop on Qualitative Research Methods
  • Public Lectures on Quali-TYDES and CLASDISA
  • Workshop on the Assesment of the Professional Needs of CRWs

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Yirgashewa Bekele Abdi's visit to Vienna from April 17th to April 30th 2012

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Moges Abey and Tilahun Achaw's visit to Vienna from February 23rd to March 8th 2012

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