Overview of the Department

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies is one of the oldest departments in the university. It has produced thousands of primary and secondary school teachers for the whole country. It offers courses starting from pre-school to the graduate level in the regular, evening extension and summer in-service programs. The department has very high involvement in curriculum development, textbook writing, exam preparations etc. Although it was mainly engaged in teacher training programs,  it also conducts programs in applied geography and Geographical Information Systems. It has qualified staff members for all its programs. Currently, it is trying to expand its programs by tuning to the needs of the Addis Ababa City Administration especially in the area of urban geography and Geographical Information System.

 Mission 

  • Provide good quality education in Geography and Environmental Studies.
  • Engage in research, consultancy and community service with emphasis on environmental issues.
  • Produce professionals that fit into the current demand of the Addis Ababa City Administration.

 Objectives

  • To produce capable graduates in the field of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • To promote research in solving urban environmental problems like pollution
  • To conduct research in urban social problems like unemployment, crime etc and suggest alternative solutions
  • To strengthen collaborative research with related fields of study in the university and affiliated sector offices in the Addis Ababa City Administration

 Programs

 

Certificate Diploma Undergraduate  Degree Programs Masters programs
    Geo/07-- GEO/09 Regular Three sections Geo/07 Summer one section.Geo/08 Three sections
 

 

Geo/06---Geo/09 Evening Five sections

 

Staffs

No Name Educational  Background Academic Rank Email address Phone no. Research interests Publications
1 Abebe Shiferaw (Dr.) PhD Asst. Prof This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Climatology 13
2 Berhanu Belachew MA Lecturer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0911636993 Hydropolitics --
3 Berhan Gessesse (Dr.) PhD Asst. Prof        
4 Bogale Teferi (Dr.) PhD Asst. Prof This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0906144025 Env’l Managment 12
5 Geze Derbe Diploma Lab. Assist. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0920631693    
6 Lemma Bekele MA Asst. Prof        
7 Mekuria Delelegn MA Lecturer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0922851962 Devt. Planning 2
8 Merid Meketachew MEd Lecturer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0911363516 Environmental Education, GIS 1
9 Mewael Berhane (Dr.) PhD Asst. Prof   0912033255    
10 Tarik Assaye MA Lecturer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Land use  
11 Teferi Makonnen (Dr.) PhD Asst. Prof This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0911386076 Population, Urban livelihood and Migration 3

  Contact

Name of the Department Head =>Berhanu Belachew

Phone  => 0911636993                                                              

E-mail address=> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Office Location =>Old Library

Building No. or Name => Social Science Building Room 19