Dawit Abebe

Dawit AbebeSenior Researcher

Dr. Dawit Abebe is a veterinarian with experience in community-based delivery systems, impact assessment and regional and national food security, livestock and pastoralism policy in the Horn of Africa.

Dawit has worked in the remote Afar region of Ethiopia for six years with government and non governmental organizations before moving to South Sudan, where he managed a project from Save the Children UK. He then lived and worked for two years in the Turkana District of northwest Kenya, managing programs for Veterinaires sans frontieres Belgium.

He worked with the Feinstein International Center from 2006 to 2016 as a Research and Policy Specialist on the Pastoralist Livelihoods Initiative program in Ethiopia, where he used impact assessments with government and NGO partners to influence policy reform. He was seconded into the Secretariat of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) where he provided policy support to the COMESA Regional Policy Framework for Food Security in Pastoralist Areas, under the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).

Dawit has an M.Sc. in tropical animal health from the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, and a D.V.M. from Addis Ababa University.

Feinstein Research Projects

Policy Support to the Pastoralist Livelihoods Initiative, Ethiopia

This project aimed to strengthen policy and practice in selected pastoralist areas of Ethiopia.

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Regional Policy Support to COMESA

The goal of this project is to improve the food security of pastoral communities in the COMESA region through facilitating the development of pro-pastoralist regional food security policy.

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Feinstein Publications

Community-Based Animal Health Workers in the Horn of Africa An Evaluation for the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance

This report describes the process and findings of an evaluation of community-based animal health workers (CAHWs) in Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Sudan. Overall, the researchers find that CAHWs continue to…

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Participatory Impact Assessment: A Design Guide Updated Version 2014

The Feinstein International Center has been developing and adapting participatory approaches to measure the impact of livelihoods based interventions since the early nineties. Originally released in 2009, this updated version…

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