A workshop to begin the COPAFEU project took place in Helsinki, Finland on March 14-15, 2024, in collaboration with the Hanken School of Economics.

COPAFEU is an innovative initiative that stands for “Co-producing Knowledge on Sustainable Development through Case-based Pedagogy between African and European Higher Education Institutes”. The project aims to promote collaboration between universities in the northern regions (Finland and Greece), and those in the southern regions (Ethiopia, Tanzania, Nigeria, and South Africa).

Haramaya University, a key participant in the project, joined other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in this collaborative effort. The project, spanning three years, seeks to bolster the capacity of HEIs to align the skills and knowledge of graduates with the demands of the local and global job market, while actively contributing to sustainable local growth.

COPAFEU aims to develop an innovative Enhanced Service-Learning methodology (E-SL) that produces and disseminates high-quality open-access teaching materials for knowledge sharing and sustainable development.

Haramaya University is represented by Professor Mengistu Urge, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Yilfashew Seyoum, Academic Program Director of HU and PI of the project.

Haramaya University Public & International Relations Directorate