Gender HIV/AIDS and Disability Affairs Directorate

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W/ro Selam Mekebeb /MA/

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Female, youth and Hiv/Aids Directorate Director

 Contact Address:-

Tel. Phone: +0911907677


Fax: 0587711784

P/O/Box: 269

Gender office is established in 2006 with the aim of minimizing gender gap in Debre Markos University. Similarly “HIV/AIDS prevention and control unit was established to prevent and control the spread of HIV within and outside the university. By now (2018) based on JEG the university changed its structure and combines those cross cutting issues and assigned a directorate named as “Female, Youth and HIV/AIDS directorate”. Later the office has 1 Director, 2 Gender Officers, 1 HIV/AIDS prevention officer, 1 Disability officer, 1 Secretary, 1 Messenger, for baby cares and 3 cleaners. And also there are seven gender officers at collage level.

Female, Youth and HIV/AIDS directorate is responsible in the following main activities:-

  • Providing an informed and well-protected university, surrounding, community and with no gender discrimination and to provide care and support for needy female and male students, HIV victims students and special needs students.
  • Providing income generated mechanisms through project work, Business plan, by selling waste products, items obtained through donation and efficient utilization of budget and material resources for planned activities.
  • Improving quality and relevance of academic programs through balancing and integrating theory with practice, ICT services (increase internet service) references and audio-visual materials, appropriate libraries, Improve care and support services.
  • Improving communication and collaboration with different partners and community.
  • Improving effective leadership, management and organization culture through promoting participatory decision making, accountability, transparency, team work, responsiveness, equity and equality, integrity and inclusiveness in the university.
  • Providing problem solving projects that would improve the livelihood of the community adapted and adopted project works in all disciplines implemented to the community for their life change and the total number of research works approved by the university each year.
  • Improve knowledge, skill & attitude of inside and outside the community towards cross-cutting issues. And enhancing the staff capacity through sustainable short and long term trainings, Experiences sharing, promoting externship, increasing staff engagement in seminars and conferences.
  • Providing early child care service. /day care service/

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