Praxis Week Monday 4th April – 1-2.30 PM – Opening Event – War in Ethiopia Causes, Impact on Civilians and Response of the International Community

Opening Event

War in Ethiopia Causes, Impact on Civilians and Response of the International Community

Time: 1-2.30 PM

Venue: CACSSS Seminar Room. Ground Floor O’Rahilly Building.  The event is not being recorded for sensitivity reasons.

Speakers (See biographies below)

Dr. Nick Chisholm, International Development & Food Policy, UCC

Mr. Andinet Abera, PhD Student UCC

Mr. Temesgen Yalew, PhD Student UCC

Mr. Zelalem Hadush, PhD Student UCC


Dr. Nick Chisholm

Dr. Nick Chisholm was until March 2020 the Director of the Centre for Global Development & Senior Lecturer in International Development, Department of Food Business & Development, UCC.  He is currently on sabbatical.

Dr. Chisholm is the Academic Director of two teaching programmes in UCC: the BSc in International Development & Food Policy, and the joint MSc in Rural Development, delivered in collaboration with Mekelle and Hawassa Universities in Ethiopia, to Ethiopian rural development practitioners.

His research focusses primarily on two broad issues: food insecurity and hunger, and sustainable natural resource management.  He  adopts a holistic and multi-disciplinary perspective in his research, reflecting his disciplinary background in geography, agricultural economics and environmental studies.

His approach combines both applied and theoretical/conceptual work. Because he has been involved in practical international development work for almost 30 years, he has a strong applied focus in his research in the broad area of sustainable development: some of his research in Ethiopia has been operational research¿ which provides direct outputs for clients (resource-poor farmers).

Much of his research-related activity has also been focussed on strengthening institutional capacity of teachers and researchers in developing countries, particularly Ethiopia and the Philippines.

He has a particular theoretical and conceptual interest in complex development issues which occur at the intersection of different theoretical fields, for example the interaction of environmental economics, institutional analysis and bio-physical processes in the context of sustainable development.

With regard to food security analyses, he has been involved in a number of policy and programme reviews which have involved both primary data collection and extensive documentary review. Much of this work has been of an applied nature for the purpose of policy development at Government level and has fed in to Government of Ireland policy and programming on hunger and food security issues.

Mr. Andinet Abera, PhD Student UCC

Biography available shortly

Mr. Temesgen Yalew

Temesgen Awoke has an MSc in Food Science and Nutrition. He has worked as a Researcher with the Ethiopian Public Health Institute since 2013, based in Addis Ababa.  He is currently studying for a PhD in the Department of Food Business and Development, UCC.

Mr. Zelalem Hadush, PhD Student UCC

Biography available shortly