Sitotaw Erena | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Ms. Sitotaw Erena | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

 

Dr at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Sitotaw Haile Erena, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Food Security Studies, College of Development Studies, Addis Ababa University, specializing in environmental planning. His expertise lies in mitigating urban and peri-urban flood hazards through flood mapping, vulnerability assessment, and landscape-based management strategies. With a robust academic background from Ethiopian and international universities, he has conducted extensive research and published numerous papers on flood risk analysis, urban flood vulnerability, and environmental management. Sitotaw also leads impactful projects in environmental and social compliance audits, demonstrating his commitment to sustainable development in Ethiopia.

 

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🌟Qualification

PhD in Environmental Planning Mitigating and Adapting to urban and peri-urban flood hazards through flood mapping, vulnerability assessment and landscape based management strategies

💼Work Experience

March 24, 2023 – Present Assistant Professor Center for Food Security Studies (CFSS), College of Development Studies, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia Teaching and Research. March 2019 – March 23, 2023 Assistant Professor Haramaya University, Ethiopia Teaching and Research. August 10, 2010 – October 2013 Haramaya University, Ethiopia Teaching and Research Lecturer High school teacher Gute High School, East Wollega zone, Wayyu Tuka Woreda, Ethiopia Teaching

 

🎓Education and Training

October 2013 – March 2019 Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Planning Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building, construction and City Development (EiABC), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. September 11, 2008 – July 22, 2010 Master of Art in Geography and Environmental Studies Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. September 11, 2000 – July 29, 2004 Bachelor of Education in Geography Dilla University, Ethiopia

🧑‍🔬Research Experience

  • Detailed list of research projects and publications available upon request

Publications Top Notes📝

 

  • Title: Impacts of Land Use/Land Cover Changes on the Hydrology of the Fafan Catchment Ethiopia
    Authors: Amare, M.T., Demissie, S.T., Beza, S.A., Erena, S.H.
    Year: 2024
    Journal: Journal of Geovisualization and Spatial Analysis
    Volume: 8(1)
    Article Number: 10

 

  • Title: Flood vulnerability mapping and local mitigation strategies: The case of Adama City, Ethiopia
    Authors: Erena, S.H., Reddy, R.U., Wodnimu, M.A., Mohamed, A.
    Year: 2024
    Journal: Urban Climate
    Volume: 55
    Article Number: 101906

 

  • Title: Land Cover Change Detection and Prediction in the Fafan Catchment of Ethiopia
    Authors: Amare, M.T., Demissie, S.T., Beza, S.A., Erena, S.H.
    Year: 2023
    Journal: Journal of Geovisualization and Spatial Analysis
    Volume: 7(2)
    Article Number: 19

 

  • Title: Customers’ satisfaction towards Addis Ababa City’s minibus taxi service
    Authors: Deyas, G.T., Woldeamanuel, M.G., Erena, S.H.
    Year: 2023
    Journal: Heliyon
    Volume: 9(11)
    Article Number: e22102

 

  • Title: Spatiotemporal trends of NDVI and its response to climate variability in the Abbay River Basin, Ethiopia
    Authors: Hussien, K., Kebede, A., Mekuriaw, A., Beza, S.A., Erena, S.H.
    Year: 2023
    Journal: Heliyon
    Volume: 9(3)
    Article Number: e14113

 

  • Title: Determinant factors hinder urban structure plan implementation: The case of Nekemte Town, Ethiopia
    Authors: Negeri, M.D., Guta, M.S., Erena, S.H.
    Year: 2023
    Journal: Heliyon
    Volume: 9(3)
    Article Number: e13448

 

  • Title: Modelling spatiotemporal trends of land use land cover dynamics in the Abbay River Basin, Ethiopia
    Authors: Hussien, K., Kebede, A., Mekuriaw, A., Asfaw Beza, S., Haile Erena, S.
    Year: 2023
    Journal: Modeling Earth Systems and Environment
    Volume: 9(1)
    Pages: 347–376

 

Christopher Boafo | Technology | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Christopher Boafo | Technology | Best Researcher Award

Christopher Boafo is a researcher at Leipzig University’s International SEPT Competence Centre, based in Leipzig, Germany. He holds a PhD in Management Science and an MBA in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Development, both from Leipzig University, along with a BA in Publishing Management from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. His expertise spans quantitative and qualitative methodologies, university-business linkages, and SME internationalization. Christopher has received notable awards including the ACCESS Scholarship Grant for PhD Studies and the DAAD Carlo-Schmid Fellowship at UN Volunteers Headquarters.

Profile

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🎓Education:

  • PhD in Management Science, Leipzig University
  • MBA in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Development, Leipzig University
  • BA in Publishing Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

📊Specializations: Quantitative & qualitative methodologies, university-business linkages, SME internationalization.

Professional Experience:

  • Current: Researcher at International SEPT Competence Center, Leipzig University
  • Previous roles include international consultancy and UN volunteer work

🎓Teaching Activities:

  • Lecturer at SEPT MBA Unit, Leipzig University, focusing on Entrepreneurship and SME Internationalization

🏅Awards:

  • ACCESS Scholarship Grant for PhD Studies
  • DAAD Carlo-Schmid Fellowship at UN Volunteers Headquarters

Publications Top Notes 📝

 

  • Knowledge Transfer From Business Schools to Firms Through Academics: An AMO Perspective in an Emerging Economy
    • Journal: Thunderbird International Business Review
    • Year: 2024 (Article in Press)
    • Access: Open access

 

  • International entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa: interfirm coordination and local economy dynamics in the informal economy
    • Journal: Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development
    • Year: 2023
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue: 3
    • Pages: 587–620
    • Citations: 3

 

  • Understanding internationalisation of informal African firms through a network perspective
    • Journal: International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship
    • Year: 2022
    • Volume: 40
    • Issue: 5
    • Pages: 618–649
    • Access: Open access
    • Citations: 10

 

  • Informal born regional enterprises in Ghana: an extension of internationalisation theories
    • Journal: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
    • Year: 2022
    • Volume: 47
    • Issue: 4
    • Pages: 450–493
    • Citations: 0

Raja Timilsina | Sustainability | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Raja Timilsina | Sustainability | Best Researcher Award

PHD at the Asian Development Bank Institute, Japan

Raja Rajendra Timilsina, Ph.D., an Economist at the Asian Development Bank Institute, specializes in development economics, behavioral economics, and mechanism design. With a Ph.D. from Kochi University of Technology, he focuses on sustainability, agriculture, and economic behaviors. Timilsina has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed publications and research projects, showcasing his expertise in education, health, and cultural sustainability. Fluent in Japanese and English, he holds multiple awards and scholarships, including the ADB-JSP Scholarship for Masters. With extensive teaching experience and professional activities, he continues to influence policy and research in economic development and sustainability.

🔬 Experience

Economist-consultant, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), July 2023-Current Assistant Professor (Project based), Kochi University of Technology, April 2021-March 2022 Research Associate, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), April 2022-June 2023 Research Associate, Research Institute for Future Design, April 2018-March 2021 Plus various roles prior

🎓Education

Ph.D. in Economics, Kochi University of Technology, 2015-2018 Research Interest: Development economics, Experiment and Behavioral economics, Mechanism design Dissertation Title: Social design and sustainability of environmental resources: Learning from field experiments Masters in International Development Program (Economics), International University of Japan, 2009-2011 Bachelors of Business Administration (Finance), Tribhuvan University, 2003-2007

Awards and Scholarships

Multiple awards and scholarships including the ADB-JSP Scholarship for Masters

Research Interests

Education, Health, and Nutrition Agriculture, Climate Change, and Livelihood Economic Behaviors and Preferences Cultural Change and Intergenerational Sustainability Experimental and Development Economics

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