Research and Community Service

Research Affairs Directorate

Research Affairs Directorate


To become a leading center of excellence in public service capacity building in Africa by 2025 through building efficient, effective, transparent and accountable public service which can contribute to the realization of the development and transformation drive of the country.


Enhancing the service orientation, transparency and accountability of the public service by building its capacity through Specialized Education, Training, Consultancy, Research and Community Services.

Goals and Objectives of Research and Publication Coordination Office(RPCO)

Serving as a principal contact and coordinatorbetween researchers, reviewers, editors, and publishers for the production and dissemination of high quality scholarly materials and professional journals.

Major Activities

The Director of the Research and Publication Coordination Office (RPCO) under the vice president of research and community service carried out the following major activities:

  1. Propose thematic areas for research based on consultative meetings with stakeholders and the university community;
  2. Prepare and disseminate research calendar approved by the Senate;
  3.   Facilitate the initiation, approval and implementation of collaborative research;
  4.   Facilitate the evaluation and selection of research proposals submitted to RPCO and their final approval and allocation of research fund by the university body concerned;
  5.   Organize  and  maintain  databases  that  can  be  used for  research  and compile profiles  of researchers;
  6.  Coordinate the review and publication of research results;
  7.  Publish  and  disseminate annual information  on  researches carried  out  by staff  of  the University;
  8. Organize or facilitate the organization of national and international conferences, seminars and symposia;

Staff Profile




Field of Study

Mobile No.

E-mail  Address


Dr Zerihun Doda








Tesfaye G/Meskel

Publication Distribution Coordinator

MA in International Communication




Hassen Bekeli


Research Coordinator

MA in Development Management




Tibebu Getiye



MSc  in Biostatistics




Meseret Bekele


Administration team leader






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