Yes this group has been quiet for some time. The imoprtant thing is
that things are happening. I just came back from a three weeks visit
to Ethiopia. I was very pleased to see the eagerness of the people
and the government in getting modern appropriate technology. I went
there to discuss the possibility of opening a knowledge transfer
consultancy in Ethiopia. The idea was well received by the officials
I contacted and in fact I am going to move to Ethiopia in a years
time. It is very exciting!!
The main aims of the firm are:
Enhance Ethiopia's capabilities and expertise in the
fields of Environmental Management and Information Technology through
consultation work for national and international agencies.
Transfer skills and technology through in situ training in
local institutions and enhance local human resources through
Develop agro-meteorological and environmental information
gathering, processing and dissemination capabilities through the
application of research results into operational methods and
organisation of communications networks.
Provide computing and technical services to support these and
The business partners are:
Haile, Menghestab. BSc PhD (Ethiopian)
Bonifacio, Rogerio. BEng MSc PhD (Portuguese)
Saunby, Michael. BEng PGDip (British)
I know a number of guys up there are doing similar things. By the way
the idea of starting the above consultancy came to me as a result of
the discussions in AFRIK-IT.
Dr. Menghestab Haile WORK TEL 01734 875123 ext 7380
University of Reading FAX 01734 352604
Department of Meteorology email [log in to unmask]
Reading HOME TEL (01734) 869671