Cancelled Event - The 4th Annual Ethiopia Seminar: Engendering Higher Education - leadership, research and education

As directed by the University of Oslo in order to accommodate measures for prevention of the coronavirus infection, the Centre for Global Health has cancelled events until April 14, 2020.

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Photo: Interactive group work at the NORHED JEWEL Leadership Workshop, Addis Ababa 2019 Photo by: Jeanette H. Magnus

Cancelled Event - The 4th Annual Ethiopia Seminar: Engendering Higher Education - leadership, research and education

Gender equity and equality in higher education requires cultural change, national policies, institutional actions, mentoring and leadership training of female staff.  In Ethiopia great efforts have been made, much has been achieved, but considerable work remains. Join us for discussions and experience sharing.

Norway and Ethiopia have endured a successful, long-term partnership supported by Norway’s 2018 Development Policy. The 4th Annual Ethiopia Seminar will include presentations of ongoing activities related to engendering higher education in Norway and Ethiopia. The aim is to increase the awareness of the importance of engendering higher education leadership, research and education in any society.

The University of Oslo (UiO), Faculty of Medicine has two core partners in Ethiopia:

  1. Jimma University (JU) is one of the leading universities in Ethiopia. The Institute of Health Sciences (IHS) is the largest medical and health sciences training institute in Ethiopia, running 54 academic programs (undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate).
  2. St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC) is a federal tertiary hospital and medical college in Addis Ababa, directly under and represents the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH).
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Photo (left to right): Dr. Rania Ibrahim, Dr. Sisay Sirgu & Dr. Wondewosen Tsegaye, St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College Photo, Addis Ababa 2019 Photo by: Jeanette H. Magnus

Capacity building in research and research education in public health, health sciences, and primary health care systems is at the core of our collaboration. The partnership has two major grants: The NORAD funded Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research (NORHED) program (2012-2020), and a DIKU funded (2017-2021) mobility project (NORPART). Mobility is bidirectional and strategically driven by the institutions' research and education development agenda.

Norwegian partner institutions and organizations with interest in activities in Ethiopia are invited.


*Lunch will be served. Due to limited space, please register early. Please cancel your registration if you ultimately are precluded from attending to limit the waste of food and permit others to attend.






Arrival – networking and coffee/tea



Dr. Jeanette H. Magnus, PI NORPART/NORHED, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo


Gender perspectives & HEI in Ethiopia

Dr. Rania Ibrahim, Director of The Office of Innovative Strategies and Operations & The Office of International Communications and Partnerships, St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa


What is the Norwegian status? Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research (KIF) 2018-2021

Rector Curt Rice, Oslo Metropolitan University




Gender equity for Development in Ethiopia, LIKE program

Marie Osnes, NORAD &/or Gudrun Jevne, Bufdir (TBC)


Break – coffee/tea


Gender empowerment in Ethiopia

Maria Aarsland, Excel Smart mobility during SUM master at University of Oslo, former UN Women Ethiopia


Leadership training in HEI in Ethiopia

Dr. Jeanette H. Magnus




Break - Lunch


Gender in research

Dr. Samrawit Solomon, Chair of The Department of Public Health, St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa


Engendering health sciences research & education teaching in Ethiopia

Prof. Kari Nyheim Solbrække, Head of The Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, University of Oslo 




Gender differences in infections and sepsis

Dr. Wondewosen Tsegaye, Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology St. Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa


Gender in health policy development and implementation

Dean Muluemebet Abera, Faculty of Public Health, Jimma University, Ethiopia


Closing remarks

Dr. Andrea S. Winkler, Director for Centre for Global Health, University of Oslo


Published Feb. 10, 2020 3:25 PM - Last modified Mar. 31, 2020 11:26 AM