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What is SES?
SES helps Ethiopian cities to solve problems related to housing poor urban communities by supporting these communities rather than evicting them from their informal settlements.
The project introduces a holistic
approach in Ethiopian HEI’s existing academic programs for future urban developers and energy managers
and educates responsible personnel at local authorities complement the vertical
policy making in Ethiopia with a horizontal exchange of good practices, the SES project aims at fostering
the collaboration between Ethiopian HEIs in Addis Ababa, Gondar and Mekelle.
Coordinated by Danube University Krems (DUK) the project aimes at:
- Increase the relevance of
architecture and planning studies by introducing multidisciplinarytopics like social inclusion,
sustainable housing, participatory mapping and environmental risk assessment.
- Strengthen the relations between
HEIs in Ethiopia and their wider socio‐economic environment by arranging
information, consultation and feedback mechanisms with different social actors during case studies,
by providing external trainings to stakeholders in each of the 3 cities, by organizing local
dissemination workshops and national conferences, and by sharing Open Educational Resources
and complementary materials via a website.
- These results will sharpen the
profile of HEIs and their responsiveness to societal needs, improve the employability
of graduates and the networking between local stakeholders and intensify contacts between Ethiopia and Europe.