Training and Consultancy

Center for Cross-cutting Issues Training and Consultancy

Overview of the Center

Cross-cutting issues are commonly defined as issues that by their very nature have a strong impact on all operations in a given organization. The three key issues identified by the Ethiopian Civil Service University (ECSU) that cut across all the works of the University include gender and development, HIV/AIDS and disability issues. ECSU has established Center for Cross-Cutting Issues Training and Consultancy (CCCITC) so as to contribute in the National efforts in addressing the challenges of gender inequality, HIV/AIDS, and disability. CCCITC is accountable to Vice President of Training and Consultancy of the University. There are three Units under CCCITC namely Gender and Development Unit (GADU), HIV/AIDS Management Unit (HAMU) and Disability Affairs Unit (DAU).

Purpose and Objectives

The general objective of the Center is to coordinate the mainstreaming of gender, HIV/AIDS and disability issues in education, training, consultancy, research and community outreach services of the University. It also aims to monitor and evaluate the empowerment activities of women and people with disability as well as the HIV/AIDS prevention and controlling efforts undertaken in the ECSU.

The specific objectives of the Center are:

  • To serve as a focal place for the University’s community in sensitizing and promoting  women’s and disability friendly environments as well as prevention and controlling of HIV/AIDS,
  • To render short-term training services on the issues of gender and development, HIV/AIDS and disability for regional and federal public servants, so as to bring attitudinal changes,
  • To provide consultancy services to government institutions/ organizations in the area of gender and development, HIV/AIDS and disability issues,
  • To conduct research in the areas that will contribute to the meeting of the practical and strategic needs of women and people with disability,  and the prevention and controlling of HIV/AIDS,
  • To contribute for the integration of gender, HIV/AIDS and disability issues in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs, projects, plans, procedures, budgets,  and curriculum of the University,
  • To monitor plans and reports of the University to check whether they have gender, HIV/AIDS and disability specific elements or not,
  • To contribute for the improvements of infrastructures and physical facilities to be disability friendly environment,
  • To provide psycho-social support for females staff and students, HIV positives and people with disability;with special attention to female students from emerging regions, and
  • To facilitate the attainment of gender equality and equity, prevention and controlling of HIV/AIDS, and empowerment of disability through creating and/or strengthening partnerships and collaborations with governmental and non-governmental organizations, and private sectors.



Full Name

Academic Rank

Contact Address


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Abay Akemachew




Director of the Center


Asnakech Kassa

Administrative support







Overview GADU Addressing gender inequality and empowering women has been one of the agenda of Ethiopian government by devising gender sensitive legal... Read More
Purpose Statement and Brief Profile of HAMU The University established HIV/AIDS Management Unit (HAMU), accountable to the office of the president.... Read More
ECSU has been handling the issue of disability fragmentally since its commencement. However, considering sensitivity of the issues raised, the... Read More


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