Projects: Past and On-going

Staff of Center of Excellence International Consult led, involved and organized several international, continental and national projects. The Most Prominent are:

Strategy Development and Feasibility Study

->Oxfam International Pan Africa Strategy, 2017 to 2020 mainly provided a political economy analysis on and in Africa, and developing the economic justice programme including financing for development (ffd), extractive Industry and agriculture and climate justice.

-> Oxfam International Pan Africa Strategy on Africa-China Partnership, 2016 and 2017.

-> African Union and UNECA Five Years Anti-Corruption Programme Strategy, 2011 to 2016.

-> Staff also worked over 400 business feasibility studies.

Research Works and Surveys

-> A Survey on Transnational Knowledge Transfer in Comparative Perspectives: The Cases of Eastern Industrial Zone in Dukem Town and the Ethio-China Agriculture Demonstration Center in Ginchi Town for Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2018.

-> A Research work on Africa-China Agriculture Modernization Cooperation: Approaches, Challenges and Opportunities for Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa, 2018. The work was completed and launched at Sheraton Pretoria, in South Africa. Appreciation letter was given.

-> African Governance Outlook: Ethiopia, Commissioned by the African Capacity Building Foundation, February 2017.

-> The African Governance Report (AGR) of the UNECA published by Oxford University Press. It is a survey of political, economic governance, institutional effectiveness, human rights, corruption and capacity development of African countries. AGR I, 2005, covers 25 African countries, AGR II, 2009, covers 35 African countries, AGR III, 2013, covers, 40 African countries, AGR IV, 2016. Staff of Center of Excellence involved in the survey, review of the country reports as well as continental reports.

-> The African Union and the UNECA Illicit Financial Flows: Report of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa (Mbeki Report), 2014.

-> UNECA Report on Mainstreaming Governance in Mineral Rich African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) member Countries, 2015.

-> UNECA and OECD’s Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness (MRDE) Report, 2013, and 2014.

-> “African Countries’ Engagement with China and Other Partners to Achieve SDGs and Agenda 2063”, Oxfam International’s Africa-China Dialogue Platform Report (ACDP), 28 September.2016

-> “Agriculture Development in the Current Africa-China Partnership: Prospects and Challenges”, Oxfam International’s Africa-China Dialogue Platform Report (ACDP), 2 March 2016.

-> “Study on Drivers of Success in the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) in Ethiopia”, Commissioned by TANGO International Inc, USA, July-October 2013.

-> The African Union and UNECA, the Africa Governance Newsletter, 2010-2013.

-> UNECA’s research work and survey on Governance and Economic Development in Africa in Comparison with East Asian Countries, 2012/2013;

-> Assessment of the Impact of the Guideline to Regulate the Administrative and Operational Costs of Ethiopian Charities, a Consultancy Report Submitted to the Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Association (CCRDA), April 2013, Addis Ababa.

-> UNECA’s research work on the Comparative Analysis of UN Convention Against Corruption and AU Convention on Corruption and Related Offences 2011;

-> A Study on GO-CSO Principled Partnership and Alliance for Development in Ethiopia, a Consultancy Report Submitted to the Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Association (CCRDA), December 2011, Addis Ababa.

-> “Evaluation of the Status of the Implementation of the Good Governance Package of the Public Sector Capacity Building Programme of the Ethiopian Government”, Commissioned by the World Bank Country Office, June2011-August 2011, Addis Ababa.

-> “Evaluation of the Status of the Implementation of the Good Governance Package of the Public Sector Capacity Building Programme of the Ethiopian Government”, Commissioned by the World Bank Country Office, June2011-August 2011, Addis Ababa.

-> UNECA research work on Human Resource Management in Public Services in Africa: Challenges and Prospects for Strengthening the Capacity of Public Services 2009-2010;

-> UNECA’s research work on Elections and Electoral Systems as well as Diversity Management 2012;

-> UNECA’s survey work on Assessing the Efficiency and Impact of National Anti-Corruption Institutions in Africa, 2011/12;

-> Assessments on Perception of Corruption in Africa, 2008 to 2015;

-> UNECA research work on the Challenge of Gender in Governance in Africa in 2010;

-> UNECA research work on Trends and Approaches of Public Sector and Civil Service Reforms in Africa in 2009;

-> UNECA assessment on the Challenges of Governance in Post Conflict Countries: The Case of Sierra- Leone, Ethiopia and Mozambique in 2009;

-> “Prospects for Economic Integration in the IGAD Sub-Region”, A Study Commissioned by the Center for Policy Research and Dialog (CPRD), November 2008-May 2009, Addis Ababa.

-> “Decentralization and the State of Citizen Engagement in Decentralization Processes”, Consultancy Report to the Ministry of Capacity Building (GoE) and the World Bank Country Office, September 2004, Addis Ababa.

-> “Survey of Livelihood Systems in Delanta Woreda, South Wollo Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia”, Consultancy Report Submitted to Oxfam GB, April 2003, Addis Ababa.

-> “A Socio-Economic Survey of the Farming Households on the Irrigation Sites of the Ethio-Italian Cooperation Program for Rehabilitation and Development (EIPRD)”, UNDP Country Office, Addis Ababa, January 1988.

-> “Evaluation of the Community Forestry Program in Six Administrative Regions of Ethiopia”, Sponsored by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) Country Office, Addis Ababa, July 1987.

Business Feasibility Study

-> Business Feasibility Study for Establishment of Handicraft and Creative Art Products Manufacturing (Center of Excellence) for Ethiopian Tourism and Trading Enterprise.

Project Evaluation

-> End of Project Evaluation for Reducing Vulnerability to Trafficking in Persons, Exploitation and Abuse as well as Recruitment by Criminal Networks through Improved Socioeconomic Conditions in three Regions of Ethiopia: Oromia, SNNP and Somali for the UN Migration Agency: International Organization for Migration (UNIOM). Appreciation letter was given to Center of Excellence International Consult.

Capacity Development/Trainings and Manual

Staff of the Consultancy Firm provided trainings on diverse socio-economic and development related issues including

-> Facilitated and Produced the Report of the “Regional Awareness and Capacity Building Workshop towards FOCAC 2018” from 19th and 20th June 2018 at Southern Sun Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. An appreciation letter was given to Centre of Excellence International Consult.

-> International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS);

-> Change Management, Performance Management and Leadership;

-> Strategic Planning

-> Project Design, Development, Management, Monitoring and Evaluation (beginning, midterm, and end);

-> Stress management;

-> Mind education;

-> Commodity Tracking System (CTS) Training Certificate;

-> Training on GIS standard and Guideline preparation;

-> Linux System Administration;

-> IT and Related Selected Topics; Designing and Implementing Database; Networking Essential; Network Troubleshooting

-> On socioeconomic issues including (poverty reduction, health, education and unemployment);

-> Governance, Peace and Security as well as Regional Integration;

-> Private sector development;

-> Africa and Emerging Powers /Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS)/ partnership related issues.

-> Developed Personnel Manual and Salary Scale preparation for different organizations.

-> various Human Resource Management courses Modules.

-> Human Resources (HR) Manual Development for WALLIF Share Holder Company. Appreciation letter was given to Center of Excellence International Consult. Financial Manual (FM) Development for WALLIF Share Holder Company. Appreciation letter was given to Center of Excellence International Consult.

-> Provided trainings for 50 African Union (AU) staff on Customer Service, protocol in customer service, conflict management and best experience and case studies on customer service current, past and potential. Appreciation letter was given to Center of Excellence International Consult.

Event Planning and Management

-> Organized the first African Forum on Cybercrime: Policies and Legislation, International Cooperation and Capacity Building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 16-18 October 2018 for the African Union Commission and Council of Europe. Activities included providing technical support for the workshop, facilitating accommodation, dinners, catering (lunch and coffee breaks), conference assistance and equipment, visibility and printing as well as transport (airport-hotel-airport transfers, hotel-conference (AU) and conference-hotel for over 300 participants. Appreciation letter was given to Center of Excellence International Consult from Council of Europe.

-> Facilitated the Discussion and Chaired the Sessions, and Produced Proceeding of the Conference on “Recovery & Resilience of Pastoralism in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia’s Somali Region” 26-28 March 2018 for Oxfam in Ethiopia. Appreciation letter was given to Center of Excellence International Consult from Oxfam in Ethiopia.

-> Facilitated and Produced the Report of the “Regional Awareness and Capacity Building Workshop towards FOCAC 2018” from 19th and 20th June 2018 at Southern Sun Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. An appreciation letter was given to Center of Excellence International Consult.

-> Organised a Media Workshop for Journalists based in Africa and China on Africa-China partnership and launched Oxfam new report on Africa and China as well as excursions to the Eastern Industrial Zone and the African Union from 5th to 7th 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

-> Organised BRICS-Africa Seminar and Launch of Oxfam New Report in Johannesburg, South Africa from 29th to 30th of August 2018.

-> Organized and MC Policy Research Seminar on the Prospects for SADC Regional Integration through Indus- trialisation and the Role of China, 20-21 April 2017, Sandston, South Africa. It was organised by Oxfam International, UNECA and the University of Jo-burg.

-> Organised and chaired a session on Climate Change Related Issues in Africa and the Role of Partners, 11-12 April 2017, Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

-> Organised and Chaired sessions on Zambia and China Partnership: Opportunities and Challenges to Achieve SDGs and Agenda 2063, 29-30 November 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia.

-> Organised and Chaired sessions on African Countries Engagement with China and other Partners to Achieve SDGs and Agenda 2063, 28 September 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Recruitment and Selection

->Recruitment and Selection for Dventus Technologies​

On-going Projects

Recruitment and Selection

The Most Prominent On-going Projects are among others:

-> Baseline Survey in all regions of Ethiopia as well as in Addis Ababa and Dire Dewa to produce the first Human Rights Status Report in Ethiopia for Ethiopian Human Rights Commission.

-> A research study on Corruption in the Mining Sector in Ethiopia for Ethiopian Anti-Corruption Commission.

->Providing trainings for 50 African Union (AU) staff on Customer Service, protocol in customer service, conflict management and best experience and case studies on customer service current, past and potential

->Baseline Survey in all region of Ethiopia as well as in Addis Ababa and Dire Dewa to produce the first Human Rights Status Report in Ethiopia for Ethiopian Human Rights Commission

->A research study on Corruption in the Mining Sector in Ethiopia for Ethiopian Anti-Corruption Commission

-> Organised the first African Forum on Cybercrime: Policies and Legislation, International Cooperation and Capacity Building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 16-18 October 2018 for the African Union Commission and Council of Europe. Activities included providing technical support for the workshop, facilitating accommodation, dinners, catering (lunch and coffee breaks), conference assistance and equipment, visibility and printing as well as transport (airport-hotel-airport transfers, hotel-conference (AU) and conference-hotel for over 300 participants

-> Recruitment and Selection for Dventus Technologies

-> Business Feasibility Study for Establishment of Handicraft and Creative Art Products Manufacturing (Center of Excellence) for Ethiopian Tourism and Trading Enterprise

->End of Project Evaluation for Reducing Vulnerability to Trafficking in Persons, Exploitation and Abuse as well as Recruitment by Criminal Networks through Improved Socioeconomic Conditions in three Regions of Ethiopia: Oromia, SNNP and Somali for the UN Migration Agency: International Organization for Migration (UNIOM)

->End of Project Evaluation for Reducing Vulnerability to Trafficking in Persons, Exploitation and Abuse as well as Recruitment by Criminal Networks through Improved Socioeconomic Conditions in three Regions of Ethiopia: Oromia, SNNP and Somali for the UN Migration Agency: International Organization for Migration (UNIOM)

-> Human Resources (HR) Manual Development for WALLIF Share Holder Company

->Financial Manual (FM) Development for WALLIF Share Holder Company