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Dr. Getaneh Haile, Environmental Management, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at jigjiga university, Ethiopia

Dr. Getaneh Haile Shoddo is an experienced professional with expertise in research, project management, and environmental sustainability. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Management from the University of South Africa (UNISA), an MSc in Population Studies from Addis Ababa University, and a BA in Geography and Environmental Studies from the same university. Dr. Shoddo has a strong background in conducting research, managing diverse projects, and contributing to environmental initiatives.



Ph.D. in Environmental Management from the University of South Africa (UNISA) from 2013 to 2019.

MSc in Population Studies from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, in 2006-2007.

BA in Geography and Environmental Studies from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, in 2001-2004.

Professional Experience:

Dr. Getaneh Haile Shoddo has a rich professional experience that reflects his expertise in research, project management, and environmental sustainability. During his tenure as a Tanning Consultant at the National Planning Commission Population and Development Directorate, Dr. Shoddo played a crucial role in shaping the Ethiopia Census 2007. He conducted literature reviews, established conceptual frameworks, analyzed data sets using advanced demographic and statistical tools, and prepared thematic reports according to predefined methodologies. His contributions ensured the accuracy and reliability of census-related information, essential for informed decision-making at the national level. As a Social Work Researcher at the Population Council, Dr. Shoddo demonstrated his proficiency in qualitative research methodologies and program evaluation. He developed and implemented qualitative tools, provided technical support to area programs, and led assessments, baseline studies, and program monitoring activities. His analytical skills were instrumental in producing standard baseline and evaluation reports, contributing valuable insights to program effectiveness and impact. Additionally, Dr. Shoddo’s involvement in the Satellite Index Insurance for Pastoralist program in the Somali regional state, Ethiopia, showcased his ability to manage fieldwork and data transcription effectively. He conducted focus group discussions, key informant interviews, and produced detailed survey reports, highlighting key findings and recommendations for program improvement. Throughout his career, Dr. Shoddo has demonstrated a strong commitment to environmental sustainability, evident in his contributions to various projects and initiatives. His diverse skill set, coupled with his academic background, positions him as a capable and dedicated professional capable of leading and contributing to impactful projects in research, project management, and environmental management.

Research Interest:

Dr. Getaneh Haile Shoddo’s research interests are multifaceted, reflecting his expertise and passion for environmental management, sustainability, and population studies. In the realm of Environmental Management, Dr. Shoddo is focused on exploring innovative solutions for sustainable resource utilization, waste management, and conservation strategies. His research delves into the environmental impact of human activities, the effectiveness of conservation policies, and the integration of environmental considerations into development planning. Sustainability is another key area of interest for Dr. Shoddo. He is interested in studying sustainable practices across various sectors such as agriculture, energy, and water resources. His research aims to identify strategies for mitigating climate change, promoting renewable energy sources, and enhancing resilience in the face of environmental challenges. Population studies form a significant part of Dr. Shoddo’s research agenda. He investigates demographic trends, migration patterns, and urbanization processes, analyzing their implications for social and economic development. His research also encompasses topics like family planning, reproductive health, and population dynamics in the context of sustainable development goals. Additionally, Dr. Shoddo is adept at data analysis and modeling, utilizing advanced statistical techniques and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to derive meaningful insights from complex datasets. He employs interdisciplinary approaches, integrating perspectives from geography, sociology, economics, and public health to address complex environmental and societal challenges comprehensively. Overall, Dr. Getaneh Haile Shoddo’s research interests are driven by a commitment to promoting sustainable practices, environmental conservation, and informed policymaking for the benefit of communities and the environment.

Publication Top Noted:

 Title: The contribution of GUDO forest conservation culture is key to biodiversity conservation.

  • Journal: Land Use Policy
  • Author: Getaneh Haile Shoddo
  • Volume: 113
  • Publication Year: February 2022
  • Page Number: 105872

 Title: The socioeconomic and environmental implications of land grabbing in Sheka zone, southwestern regional state, Ethiopia.

  • Journal: Unspecified (please provide if available)
  • Author: Getaneh Haile Shoddo
  • Publication Year: 2023
Getaneh Haile | Environmental Management | Best Researcher Award

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