News and events

WIDE Book launch, Hilton Hotel, February 2nd 2017

Change and transformation in 20 rural communities in Ethiopia: Selected aspects and implications for policy was published in Addis Ababa in January 2017. The book was edited by Alula Pankhurst and the contributors were Philippa Bevan, Catherine Dom, Lilli Loveday, Alula Pankhurst, Tefera Goshu, and Sarah Vaughan. Click here for more information on the book.

The book launch, which was followed by a cocktail, was attended by 134 people. The speakers were Ato Newai Gebre’ab, Annika Jayawardena, Deputy Head of Mission at the Swedish Embassy, George Turkington, Head of DFID Ethiopia and Alula Pankhurst.

WIDE Workshop, Harmony Hotel, February 3rd 2017

This workshop was an opportunity to share some findings from the book with researchers and practitioners and seek their reactions and advice. 63 people came to the workshop, which was opened by Dr Samantha Yates, Senior Social Development Adviser at DFID Ethiopia. Catherine Dom gave a presentation on the WIDE key messages and then the group split into four parallel workshops to discuss: rural-urban links and mobility; inequalities; local governance and learning; and aspects of livelihoods.