Addis Ababa University (AAU) Office of Women, Children and Youth Affairs (OWCYA) organized a workshop focused on women achievement and experience sharing in collaboration with SIDA at Sarem International Hotel on 21st of January 2021.
Mrs. Matebie Tarekegn, director of OWCYA in AAU, stated on her opening remarks that the office is dedicated to encourage women, girls and the youth to help them perform their maximum efforts.
The workshop aims at probing female scholarship opportunities performed under the office through its tracer study to understand the impact, and to hear live experiences of six top scorer students in relation to opportunities and challenges, Matebie added.
Emebet Mulugeta (PhD), Academic Vice President of AAU, on her part said that the workshop, as based on tracer study is very important to show us where our female graduates are, how they carry their achievements, the challenges they face and what we need to do to improve our intervention in the future.
“Girls’ and women education is very important agenda from two perspectives: it is human right and it is a development agenda important for our prosperity. Because of these, our government has introduced different policies to encourage women education,” Dr. Emebet intensified.
Alemtsehay Mekonnen (Prof.), from College of Natural and Computational Sciences of AAU, presented her academic experience to the audience focused on the importance of hard working, and SIDA’s development aid as she was one of the beneficial from the project 30 years ago.
Brook Lemma (Prof.), coordinator of SIDA at AAU, presented the historical relationship between Sweden and Ethiopia, and also mentioned that SIDA has 40 years of cooperative relationship with AAU.