Doctoral Programme for Environmental Planning at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia


Capacity building, doctoral programme, environmental planning, biodiversity, Ethiopia




Co-funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), ZEF cooperates with the University of Addis Ababa to develop and implement the first PhD Programme for Environmental Planning in Ethiopia. The interdisciplinary and applied programme aims to improve the academic capacities in Ethiopia in the field of environmental planning with a focus on biodiversity. This will help to promote more sustainable utilization and conservation of natural resources in the country.

Main Cooperation Partners

  • Department of Landscape Planning and Design, Addis Ababa University
  • Institute for Environmental Planning, University of Hannover
  • Ethiopian Coffee Forest Forum, Addis Ababa

Main Funding Partners

  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • Ministry of Education of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Further information

List of current students

List of all current projects within the DAAD funding measures on biodiversity

Related projects and activities

Main activities realized so far

Duration of the Project

January 2010 - December 2013


Dr. Till Stellmacher (Project coordinator)
Dr. Kumelachew Yeshitela (Local coordinator)
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Albert (Academic advisor)
Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Prasse (Academic Advisor)
Dr. Eick von Ruschkowski (Academic Advisor)


Dr. Till Stellmacher