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Tasew Tafese Gashaw

Former Short-term Scholar, Southern Voices African Research Scholar


    September 5, 2017 — November 22, 2017

    Professional affiliation

    PhD Candidate, Addis Ababa University; Institute for Peace and Security Studies

    Wilson Center Projects

    Cross-Border Intergroup Conflicts in the Horn: A Case Study of Ethiopia-South Sudan Borderland People

    Full Biography

    Gashaw attained his first and second degrees from Addis Ababa University in the field of Ethiopian Language & Literature and Multicultural & Multilingual Education in 2003 and 2009 respectively. Currently, he is working towards his PhD degree at Addis Ababa University in Peace and Security. His dissertation focuses on cross border intergroup conflicts along the Ethiopia and South Sudan border. Specifically he focuses on the borderland people of Murle, Anyuaa and Nuer people. While studying for his first and second degrees, he worked in different governmental and non-governmental organizations in a number of positions. Besides his research, Gashaw worked as a regional security administrator, special secretary to the president of Gambella Peoples’ National Regional State, finance and economic adviser, lecturer, training coordinator, project coordinator, project manager, project officer, and data collector/assessor. In addition he trained in alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. He has had a book published, and his research has appeared in a number of journals.



    Major Publications

    • Publication One: Causes of Conflict and Traditional Ways of Conflict Resolution among Anyuaa Society in Gambella. AM Printing and Packaging P.L.C. 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    • Publication Two: Conflict Management through African Indigenous Institutions: A Study of the Anyuaa Community. World Journal of Social Science, Sciedu Press, Vol. 3, No. 1; 2016, pp. 22-32. 
    • Publication Three: Civics and Ethical Education Student Text Book and Teacher's Guide Revision (Grade 5-8), 2011, Ministry of Education, Gambella Education Bureau, Addis Abba, Ethiopia