Tesfaye Tafesse

Name: Tesfaye
Father’s name: Tafesse
Grand father’s  name Kassa
  • BA, Geography, Addis Ababa University, 1980Dr Tesfaye  tafesse  6
  • MA, Social and Political Geography, Addis Ababa University, 1986
  • PhD, Social and Political Geography, University of Osnabrueck Germany, 1995


Academic rank Associate Professor
Working for AAU Since 1980
Administrative positions held Director of Graduate Programs, AAU; Head of the Center for African Studies since June 2012
Office address Campus: MainBuilding name: Social Sciences

Floor number: 3rd

Office room no.: 318

Office tel.: +251-118-493630

Mobile: +251-911-882375

Email ID: tesfayeidr@yahoo.com

Research Interest Research interests include transboundary water issues, with emphasis on the Nile; natural resources management and institutions; rural development and agricultural problems in the Third World; migration and population displacement; and geopolitical issues, including China in Africa
List of Recent publications
  1. “Water infrastructure and food security linkages in three selected regions of Ethiopia”, Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (EASSRR), Vol. XXVIII, No. 1 (January), pp. 27- 58, 2012.
  2. “Aspects of Climate Change, Adaptation Strategies and Information Sharing in the Nile Basin”. In Mulugeta Gebrehiwot and Jean-Bosco Butera (eds.), Climate Change and Pastoralism: Traditional Coping Mechanisms and Conflict in the Horn of Africa. Addis Ababa: Eclipse, pp. 251-267 (ISBN: 978 9977 925 769), 2012.
  3. “Land and water institutions in the Blue Nile Basin: Setups and gaps for improved land and water management”, Review of Policy Research, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 149-170, 2011 (with Fitsum Hagos et al).
  4. ““Water Conflict Resolution and Institution-building in the Nile Basin”. In Roba Sharamo and Berouk Mesfin (eds.), Regional Security in the Post-Cold War Horn of Africa. Pretoria: Institute of Security Studies (ISS), Monograph 178, pp. 257-279 (ISBN 978-1-920422-40-4), 2011.
  5. “Ethiopia’s position on the Nile water agreements”. In Adar, K.G. and Check, N.A (eds.), Cooperative Diplomacy. Regional Stability and National Interests: The Nile River and Riparian States. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA), pp. 67-83 (ISBN: 978-0-7983-0287-6), 2011.