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.

Dr. 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 joined the Feinstein International Center in early 2006 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.

Since late 2006 Dr. Abebe has been seconded into the Secretariat of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) where he provides policy support to the COMESA Regional Policy Framework for Food Security in Pastoralist Areas, under the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). Dr. Abebe has an MSc in Tropical Animal Health from the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, and a DVM from Addis Ababa University.

FIC Publications

Community-Based Animal Health Workers in the Horn of Africa Evaluation for the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance
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Community-based animal health worker (CAHW) services evolved in east Africa in the late 1980s, especially in more remote pastoralist areas where conventional veterinary services were limited or absent. Although controversial,…

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Participatory Impact Assessment: A Design Guide Updated Version 2014
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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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Participatory Impact Assessment
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By Andy Catley, John Burns, Dawit Abebe | October 2008

The Feinstein International Center has been developing and adapting participatory approaches to measure the impact of livelihoods based interventions since the early nineties. Drawing upon this experience, this guide aims…

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Research

Regional Policy Support to COMESA
By Dawit Abebe, Yacob Aklilu, Andy Catley | September 2013

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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