Global Knowledge Exchange Network, GKEN, is a non-profit organisation which was established in 2010. The organisation’s main aim is to create a scientific platform for Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia – academics, researchers and practitioners – in order to implement GKEN’s noble goal of improving the quality of higher education in Ethiopia and across Africa by facilitating the exchanging of knowledge and sharing of experiences amongst the scientific community.
Bearing in mind the massive potential of African scientific knowledge scattered across the globe on the one hand and the challenges to unlock it on the other, GKEN has been working hard to connect the human capital of Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia in order to help improve the quality of education in Ethiopia and in the wider continent. To this end, GKEN has been organising and hosting yearly international conferences since 2011. GKEN has also been actively involved in championing the noble cause of knowledge exchange and experience sharing by supervising and mentoring PhD and Masters level candidates and delivering block teaching in several academic institutions across Ethiopia.
Prof Brain Cox, Patron
Prof Farida Fortune, Chair of Board of Directors
Prof Amare Desta, Chair And EDMA Director
Prof David Humber, Co-Chair
Mr Tamerat Bekele, Secretory
Mr Mike Hailu, Head of Media, Communications and Public Relations
Dr Hailu Hagos, Training & Mentoring Coordinator
Miss Nardos Wakjira, Conference Administrator
Ms Featiya Said, Coordinator and Event Organiser
Miss Kisanet Hail, Youth Project Coordinator
Miss Bethlehem Belay, Event Manager