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Dr. Kelemework Tafere Reda

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Kelemework Tafere Reda is an academic staff and researcher at Mekelle University, Ethiopia. Since February 2022, he has joined the Frobenius Institute, Goethe University Frankfurt within the framework of the project titled, Saving and Being Safe Away from Home, with a support from Gerda Henkel Foundation and the Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF). His research topic is: The Dynamics of Trust in Informal Money Transfer and Savings among Ethiopian migrants in the Middle East. His previous research interests include, conflict and conflict resolution, migration, sustainable development and the socio-cultural foundations of health. He has also been working in collaborative research projects based in Denmark and the UK.


Research interests

Thematic: Conflicts and conflict resolution, migration, sustainable development and the socio-cultural foundations of health

Regional: Ethiopia, Middle East


2021   (Kelemework Tafere Reda and Desta Gebremichael Gidey) Combatting Desertification Through Soil and Water Conservation and Environmental Rehabilitation Measures: Experiences from the Tigray Region, Ethiopia, Springer Nature Switzerland H Ginzky et al (eds.) International Yearbook of Soil and Policy 2019. 89-106. 

2020   (Nicky Broeckhoven, Desta G/Michael Gidey, Kelemework Tafere Reda, Dina Townsend, Jonathan Verschuuren) CSOs in Sustainable Development in Ethiopia: Past Practices and New Trajectories. African Journal of Legal studies (2020) 1-30.

2020   (Zenawi Zerihun, Kelemework Tafere, Leake Zegeye) Addressing women’s needs in water access for economic use: the case of Wukro town, Ethiopia. Waterlines. Volume 39(2) 102-115.

2019   (Honor Fagan, Daniel Etogo, Zenawi Zerihun, Kelemework Tafere) Rural households’ access to water resources under climate impacts based on field evidence in Tigray Region, Ethiopia, Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. Vol 13(6) 228-240.

2016   (Kelemework Tafere Reda) Dynamics in pastoral resource management and conflict in the Borana rangelands of southern Ethiopia. African Security Review Volume 25(1) 31-43.

2015   (Kelemework Tafere Reda) The Agonies and Glories of Female Domestic Workers in the Gulf States: Experiences of Ex-migrants in Northern Ethiopia. Journal of African Population, Vol 29(2) 1774-1784).

2015   (Kelemework Tafere Reda) Natural resource degradation and conflict in the East African pastoral drylands. Vol 24(3): 270-278)

2014   (Kelemework Tafere Reda) Formal and Informal Land Tenure Systems in Afar Region, Ethiopia: Perceptions, attitudes, and implications for land Use disputes. African Journal on Conflict Resolution Vol 14(2): 41-62.

2013   (Muluberhan Balehegn and Kelemework) Gendered Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Pastoralist Women in Sub-Saharan Africa. In Munaye M. Mulinge and Melese Getu(eds.) Impact of Climate Change variability on pastoralist women in sub-Saharan Africa.

2013   (Dereje Teklemriam and Kelemework Tafere) Progresses and Impacts of Large-Scale Land Transfers in Benishangul-Gumuz Region: Evidence from Two District in International Land Deals in Eastern and Southern Africa (pp.31-66). Organization of Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA).