Tsedenya Abebe and Bernard Majani, Ethiopia



Hello, my name is Tsedenya Abebe. I am from Ethiopia. I live in Addis Ababa (Capital City of Ethiopia). 

I grew up in a small town called Debre Birhan, which is found 130 KM from Addis Ababa.  I have spent four years in  Dilla university and studied Geography (first degree) in Dilla town. I have worked in different places and positions. Currently I am studying my master degree at Addis Ababa University in Geography and Environmental Studies specialization in Climate Change and Adaptation. I am deeply interested in Disaster Risk Management and I am planning my future career towards DRM. I am very outgoing and adventurous person so you could find me almost anywhere at my spare time J


I am Bernard Majani, born in Mombasa, Kenya and later moved to Nairobi where i spent a good part of my years schooling and growing up.

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Geography from University of Nairobi and an Msc in Geo-informatics from
International Institute of Geo-information Science and Earth observation – ITC, The Netherlands .

I aim at developing social and economic well-being of our society by motivating individuals, communities and organizations to be good stewards of resources, harness the natural environment and promote sustainable economic development.

I have a keen eye for graphic design coupled with desktop publishing with a splash of web design and development. When rejuvenating you will find me cycling, hiking, visiting art galleries or practicing photography. Jazz music is what i often listen to....



Our research is titled "Assessment of Flood Frequency and Local Adaptation in Awash Upper Valley, Ethiopia". We are researching on the flooding situation of the area considering the climate change/variability; local adaptation and coping mechanism of the people and will work at giving recommendations on improving adaptation and use of the flood plain. Ultimately, this research will contribute to the betterment of the socio-economic status of the people.