Ethiopia Seminar 2020

As the Strategic And Collaborative Capacity Development in Ethiopia and Africa (SACCADE) project draws to a close, we welcome you to this seminar highlighting some of the research and students, in addition to new and ongoing collaborative initiatives including the EXCEL Smart Project.

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This online seminar hosted by the Centre for Global Health (CGH) at the University of Oslo (UiO) will highlight and present collaborations between the Strategic And Collaborative Capacity Development in Ethiopia and Africa (SACCADE) Project, funded by Norad and the Exceeding Learning through Strategic Mobility and Academic Partnership (EXCEL Smart) Project, funded by Diku. Both projects include two partner institutions in Ethiopia; Jimma University (JU) and St.Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC) in Addis Ababa.

During this event, collaborative research, research education efforts and experiences between Norwegian and Ethiopian partners will be highlighted. The SACCADE project is drawing to its close, and this seminar will especially focus on this project, in addition to new and ongoing collaborative initiatives.



Time Title Speaker
12.00 Welcome Jeanette H. Magnus | Director, Centre for Global, UiO

Norad: The NORHED program

Signe Marie Breivik, senior adviser, Section for Research, Innovation & Higher Education, Norad 
  Diku: The NORPART program Hilde Elin Haaland-Kramer | Head, Section for Global Cooperation (GLO), Diku
  MOOC – how to write a PhD proposal Anne Moen | Professor, Institute of Health and Society, UiO
  Cluster randomized rural breastfeeding education and support intervention Misra Abdulahi | JU
  PhD program development in Ethiopia Zeleke Mekonnen | Professor, Institute of Health Sciences, JU


  Secular and religious approaches to abortion in Ethiopia: A comparative ethical analysis Demelash Bezabih | SPHMMC 
  Research ethics capacity development in Ethiopia Gudina Terefe | Associate Professor, JU


Break (5 minutes)

  Hepatitis B Cohort Project A pilot study in Ethiopia Hailemichael Desalegn | Director, ECHO Program on Gastroenterology, SPHMMC
  Clinical research capacity development in Ethiopia Asgeir Johannessen | Deputy Director, Centre for Global Health, UiO


  OsloMet NORPART project with  Ethiopia Kaare Magne Nielsen | Head, Department of Life Sciences and Health, OsloMet
  Expanded partnerships - supply chain management Marianne Jahre | Norwegian Business School (BI)
  Strategic partnerships - concluding remarks

Terje P. Hagen | Head, Institute of Health and Society, UiO


  Norad and NORHED II; the way forward Solbjørg Sjøveian | Assistant Director, Section for Research, Innovation & Higher Education, Norad 
14.25 Adjourn Jeanette H. Magnus | Director, Centre for Global, UiO

Webinar Format

The format of this online seminar will include several presentations and talks from SACCADE and Excel Smart collaborators. During the Q&A sessions, the audience is encouraged to interact with the speakers by posing questions using the Q&A feature during the webinar (via Zoom). All participants must register in order to receive the webinar link. Please note that this webinar will be recorded.



Since 2013, the SACCADE Project has been building capacity in research and research education within public health, health sciences and primary health care systems in Africa in general, particularly in Ethiopia. This project is funded by The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation's (Norad) NORHED program.

EXCEL Smart is a strategic collaboration program with mobility opportunities for staff from the College of Public Health and Medical Science at Jimma University and St. Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College in Addis Ababa to take courses or full degrees at UiO, and for UiO students to take courses, research or volunteer at health institutions in Ethiopia. This project is financed through Diku, the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education by the Norwegian Partnership Programme for Global Academic Cooperation (NORPART).


Published Nov. 30, 2020 6:09 PM - Last modified May 11, 2022 11:19 AM