Institute of Gadaa Studies

 

Institute of Gadaa Studies

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Haramaya University Institute of Gadaa Studies (IGS) is an academic institution dedicated to promoting the

highest standards of research, education, and community engagement/services on all aspects of Gadaa System

IGS’ Vision, Mission and Values,Vision
IGS aspires
vibrant research and academic institution on Gadaa System that is recognized at national, continental and international level
Mission
The mission of the IGS is to facilitate, support and galvanize the efforts of all stakeholders towards individual and collaborative research, education, training, and community service on Gadaa System.
Values
IGS is committed to the following core values:
Goal-orientedness high and consistent commitment towards achieving the Institute’s mission and its long-term strategic objectives;

    • Enhancing knowledge-focused mentality and culture:
    • high commitment to changing individuals as well as groups and organizations’ thinking and attitude through building solid knowledge and understanding;
    • Academic freedom: promoting the right to free expression and exchange of ideas, taking into account the responsibilities associated with these rights;
    • Collaboration and partnership: being a trustworthy partner in building the culture of cooperation, coordination, education, research and outreach programs;
    • Justice: promoting respect, equality, impartiality, inclusiveness, indiscrimination, ethicality and rights in all contexts;
    • Accountability: taking responsibility for decision-making processes and actions of the Institute, being accountable to each other and the public;
    • Objectivity and Integrity: striving to provide reliable, objective, complete and evidence-based output and to maintain integrity, honesty and standards of probity;
    • Empowermen: fostering legitimate groups’ and individuals’ greater initiatives by involving them in knowledge development processes and by respecting their mentality, attitude and capabilities;
    • Good governance: governing and managing people, resources and opportunities fairly and transparently to attain sustained success and viability, including through providing staff stable and attractive working environments.
    • Diversity:respecting diversity of languages, cultures, views/outlooks and ideas.