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The interviewee of this exclusive interview: H. E. Mrs Tizita Mulugeta Yimam, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary


The Ambassador-The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to India from May 2019

Assistant professor at the Center of Gender Studies from May 2013- January 2019

Member of Advisory Group, Ministry of Culture and Tourism. October 2018- ongoing

Gender focal person, Beyond access, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation ( NORAD

funded project Jan2017- 2022

Current Vice President of Addis Ababa University saving and Credit Association.

Lecturer and Masters Programme coordinator at the Center for Gender Studies from November

2012- October 2013

Staff representative of College of development studies, Addis Ababa University. 2012- 2014

Acting Director of the Institute Of Gender Studies and senate member, June 2006- July 2008

Research Unit Head, Institute of Gender Studies, Addis Ababa University Feb. 23, 2003- 2008.

Lecturer at the Department of Political science and international relations

Guest lecturer at Human right and peace and security studies, Addis Ababa University


PhD in Sociology and Humanities from the University of Tromso, 2013- Norway.

M.A. in Regional and Local Development Studies, 2001, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

B.A. in Political science and International Relations. (Major)1998, Addis Ababa university

Management and Public Administration (Minor)

Higher Diploma in Professional Teaching, 2015 College of Education, Addis Ababa University

Employment History

Women’s affair and school competition coordinator in Hiwot Women and Children Welfare Organization (HWCWO), 1998-2001

Institute of Gender Studies (IGS), College of Development Studies, AAU February 23, 2002 – present.

Lecture at Addis Ababa University, Department of Political science and International relations (Home base)

Guest lecturer at Human right and peace and security studies at Addis Ababa University

Advise students who write their senior essay on different political and gender issues

Served as an acting Director

Served as Masters programme coordinator

Served as Research unit head

Teach different courses on Gender Studies: Advice and examine students who write their thesis on different development related topics including, Gender, Women empowerment, Education, Livelihood, Violence.


Student Research Grant Award of the Institute of Gender Studies (IGS) 2001

The Fifteenth Gender Issues Research Grant Competition from the Organization for Social Science

Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA)

Certificate of participation in Leadership Training organized by Inter-Africa Group, 2002.

Certificate of participation in “Ethics, Epistemology and Social Reality” in Malawi at Sunbird, Ku Chawe, Zomba, November 2008.

Certificate of participation in “ Philosophy of science” in Oslo summer School, 2007

Certificate of participation in, Gender Generation and family, in Cape Town, South Africa, 2008

Certificate of participation in Training the Gender trainers organized by Center for International Management Training Center (CIMDT). Kingdom of Swathiland in Southern Africa, 2004

Professional memberships

Board member of Sustainable Environment and Development Action (SEDA)

Founding member of AAU Female Academic Staff Networking

Member of Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA)

Member of Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture (ENGEA)

Previous Board member of the Ethiopian Young Women Christian Association (YWCA)

Board member and co-founder of Vision Ethiopia Congress for Democracy (VECOD)

Community activities

Participate in community-level development activities especially in the church

Provide professional support to the sustainability of, The Gurara Women Association located in Addis Ababa

One of the founding members of the local NGO named " Hiwot Women’s and Children’s Welfare Association (HWCWA).

Embassy of the FDR Ethiopia (Source)

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