A New Partnership with Bahir Dar University

Kyeema Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding and a Partnership Agreement with Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia to develop the capacity of 5th year veterinary students through training on Newcastle disease control in village chickens. This training will help students develop individual business proposals through a business challenge aimed at improving the poultry vaccination uptake for smallholder farmers after graduation.

Our partnership with Bahir Dar University also includes raising awareness on various thematic areas for veterinary undergraduate and master’s students, and staff. Dr Hailu Mazengia, Associate Professor of Veterinary Pathology from the School of Veterinary and Animal Production, will be leading the project.

We’re also excited to engage with the faculty of Chemical and Food Engineering, the BiT Business Incubation and Techno-Entrepreneurship Center, and Amhara Pipe Factory PLC to provide a lasting solution for an appropriate vaccination dropper.

At Kyeema Foundation, we believe that partnerships like these are crucial for sustainable development in the agricultural sector. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration with Bahir Dar University and creating positive impact in the community.

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From left: Dr Zenamarkos Bantie, Dr Hailu Yimam, Dr Tesfaye Shiferaw, Bethlehem Zewde and Mr Zemen Kassahun.

We want to extend our gratitude to all stakeholders involved in this partnership and acknowledge the support of the African Union Pan-African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (AU-PANVAC) and the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).

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