AU Awards an Ethiopian Scientist for Her Outstanding Achievements in Science and Technology.


AU Awards an Ethiopian Scientist for Her Outstanding Achievements

 in Science and Technology.


Fetien 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.


Dr. Fetien.jpg Fetien Abay (PhD) is serving  Mekelle University as Director Institute of Environment, Gender and Development Studies (IEGDS) and scientific coordinator of different community based projects.


Her selection 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 Libraries.


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The 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.


The 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 University
P.O.Box 231
Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia
Mob: +251914700162


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