Diaspora for Research and Education
Advancement through Partnership
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The organization envisions a linkage of the vast scholarly resources of the Ethiopian Diaspora with appropriate Ethiopian higher learning and research institutions for the betterment of the people of Ethiopia.
Because of its cultural, emotional and historical attachment to Ethiopia, the Diaspora can play a significant role in accelerating the ambitious developmental activities currently underway in Ethiopia.
The main mission of this organization is to create a network of ED scholars that would serve as a think-tank group to create, co-ordinate and foster partnerships between ED and their host institutions and Ethiopian higher learning and research institutions in order to bring about a productive research culture and to produce well trained class of Ethiopian intellectuals.
|The three broad goals of ED-REAP
. To support the Ethiopian Education sector through participation in short term graduate and undergraduate teaching, providing continuing education/training and serving as a conduit between Ethiopian and US universities with the objective of fostering partnerships.
• To support and promote the culture of research among faculty and students of higher learning and research institutes in Ethiopia by providing advice on effective ways of creating and maintaining research infrastructure, effective ways of using statistical data for informing policy, undertaking research and providing training and mentoring on research methods.
To support the leadership and management
system development by introducing modern university
management system such as introducing an IT-based student
administration, and personnel and financial management systems and
through participation in local university leadership capacity
development activities including but not limited to coaching leaders,
delivering short term leadership capacity development programs.
|- Effort to establish an Ethiopian VCL
(virtual cloud computing). A pilot project to train some computer and
IT professionals from Ethiopian universities is under way with the
leadership of Dr. Henry Schaffer, NCSU. Anyone interested in VCL could
attend monthly "VCL Office Hours" led by Andy Rindos of IBM.
For those who would like to call from Ethiopia, please e-mail Dr. Schaffer at: hes at ncsu dot edu- Development of MOU document with Adigrat university to outline areas of collaboration and expectations from both sides. We expect this to be signed soon.
- Developing a document that identifies potential areas of collaboration between ED-REAP and Institute of Pedagogical Sciences, Mekelle University. We expect to finalize this soon.
-Developing a document that identifies potential areas of collaboration between ED-REAP and College of Health Sciences, Mekelle University. We expect to finalize this soon.
- Effort to sign MOU with METEC
We plan to expand the ED-REAP Excellence Award to all Ethiopian Universities and need financial resources. You can make a tax-deductible donation!
For contributions with a check payable to ED-REAP, mail to:
3634 Shrewsbury Street
Durham, NC 27707
or by bank draft:
BANK acct: Wells Fargo (routing# 053000219, acct#: 6888426571)
We are requesting information to create a professional database to realize ED-REAP's mission. Please send your:
Universities with some form of Ongoing Collaboration
Public Universities in
Corporations with some form of Ongoing Collaboration