Ethiopia (Bahir Dar University) The 4th National Social Science Conference held
Bahir Dar University Faculty of Social Science has held the 4th Annual National Social Science conference here at BDU.
In his welcoming speech, dean of the Faculty of Social Science, Dr. Gedef Abawa, has explained the activities that the faculty is undertaking in view of the mission and vision of the university. He also noted that the conference is organized with the aim of addressing various themes with a wide range of socio-cultural, political and environmental issues and problems that demand serious attention and urgent intervention.
In the conference, around 13 research papers were presented. While some of the papers investigate the existing policy directions and implementation gaps manifested in heritage and tourism, gender and women right, traditional versus evolving social welfare of the country, others discuss the dilemma, challenge and conflicting interests in the management and utilization of natural resources as well as the rifts and imbalance between development programs and local community interests. Of the 13 research papers, 10 of them were presented by Bahir Dar University researchers.
Prof. Shument Sishange, Fulbright scholar and currently working at the department of history, Dr. Wassie Anteneh, Research director of BDU, other faculty members, PhD as well as Masters Students have attended the conference.