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211. Society, State and Identity in African History
Editor: Bahru Zewde
The volume features twenty-one of the papers presented at the 4th Congress of the Association of African Historians, held in Addis Ababa in May 2007. They explore and analyse the issue of identity in its diverse temporal settings, from its pre-colonial roots to its contemporary manifestations. Themes covered include: pre-colonial identities, colonialism and identity, conceptions of the nation-state and identity, identity-based conflicts, migration and acculturation, and memory and history.
212. Quality of Higher Education in Ethiopian Public Institutions
Editor: Amare Asgedom, Ayalew Shibeshi, Dawit Mekonnen , Mulu Nega , Tesfaye Semela , Wana Leqa , Wossenu Yima, Yalew Endawoke and Yohannes Woldetensae
Ethiopia has seen a dramatic expansion of its higher education sector in the past decade, with growth in the number of public universities leaping from just two in 1991 to 22 in 2008 and expected to reach 33 possibly by the end of 2010. Likewise, there has also been an enrolment explosion, rising from an annual intake of nearly 5,000 into the regular university programs at the beginning of the 1990s and reaching 79,500 at the start of the 2008/9 academic year. Conversely, however, the results of the external quality audits recently conducted by the Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA) indicate that the available inputs and processes to maintain the quality of higher education have not been able to keep pace with the phenomenal rate of physical expansion and enrolment growth. On top of that, the Government has recently introduced a policy of 70:30 percent professional mix in annual enrollment, with 70% of intakes allocated into the Science and Technology streams and 30% into the Social Sciences and Humanities streams. The rationale behind this initiative is the belief that Science and Technology are the engines of development and that Ethiopia’s prospect for building a knowledge economy and propelling its economic growth hinges on the availability of a sufficient stock of national expertise in these fields, produced by its higher education institutions.
213. Environment and Environmental change in Ethiopia
Editor: Gedion Asfaw
Consultation Papers on Environment No. 1

An overview of the state of environmental degradation in Ethiopia, including global environmental issues and impacts on the country.
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214. Environment, Poverty and Gender
Editor: Gedion Asfaw, ed.
Consultation Papers on environment Number 2

Panel presentation on poverty, gender, and refugees as they relate to the environment.
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215. Environmental Conflict
Editor: Gedion Asfaw
Consultation Paper On Environment: No. 3

Overview of the nature and consequences of environmental conflict, including links between population, environment and development, and effects of utilization of transboundary water resources.