Book on engineered sustainable development launched

An Amharic book entitled “በመሀንዲሳዊ ዘዴ የተቃኘ ሁሉን አቀፍ ዘላቂ ልማት” which translates to “engineered sustainable development” was launched at Mekonnen Hall of the AAU Main Campus on June 16, 2016.
Authored by Bantihun Tizazu, an Engineer by profession, the book emphasizes an approach called 4EPR. The abbreviation stands for engineered, economic, educational and environmental approaches represented by the 4E along with productive and revitalization approaches represented by the PR.
Tasew W/Hanna (PhD.), AAU Vice President for Research and Technology transfer, said on the occasion that the efforts that the scholars have been making through demand driven research, enormously benefit to realize the strategic plan of the country towards achieving the goal to become middle income country. “Addis Ababa University is engaged in community service and problem solving researches to significantly contribute to the development strategy underway,” he added.
While briefing the audience about the book, the author, Bantihun Tizazu stressed that the poverty alleviation strategy applied in Ethiopia needs to be strengthened by the incorporation and application of engineered professional techniques for sustainable development. Accordingly, explained Bantihun, engineered economic, educational, environmental, productive and revitalization approaches are vital for holistic development pointing out the favor these factors do to quality production and the subsequent increased level of global competitiveness.

The book has 10 chapters and 380 pages that deal with engineering a holistic approach to ensure sustainable development. The book is deemed a highly relevant read for policy makers, academicians and researchers. The ceremony was organized by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer of the AAU.