AU Awards an Ethiopian Scientist for Her Outstanding Achievements
in Science and Technology.
Abay Abera (PhD) is selected as a winner of the prestigious African
Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards 2014, Regional Award for Women in recognition for her outstanding achievements in Science and
Technology on December 19, 2014, at the head quarter of African Union in Addis Ababa.
Doctor Fetien is selected as East African laureate in the earth and life sciences category.
(PhD) is serving Mekelle University as Director Institute of
Environment, Gender and Development Studies (IEGDS) and scientific coordinator
of different community based projects.
for this prestigious award was based on her academic
and employment background, academic achievement and scientific publications
(number of no of peer reviewed journals, book chapters), number of inventions
and/or technologies registered, researchimpact for Africa’s socio-economic
development, supervision of the African students, and contribution to African
objective of the AU award programme is to award cash prizes and
recognition certificates to excelling African women researchers for their
achievements in two categories Earth and Life Sciences, and Basic Science,
Technology and Innovation.
African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards, formerly known as the African
Union Scientific Award Program, aims to honor top African scientists for their
scientific achievements, valuable discoveries and findings. Established in
September 2008, this program is part of the African Union Commission’s
commitment to ensure science and technology contributes to the sustainable
development efforts of the African Union.
Yirga Haileselassie Tesfay
Regional Public Private Partnership (PPP) Facilitator
Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) Program - Ethiopia
Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia