Mini-Workshop: Research Ideas and Planning

On 16 December 2019, the Development Economics Research Group (DERG) and the Policy Studies Institute (PSI) organized in Addis Ababa a mini-workshop on research ideas and planning.

The event provided an opportunity to present and discuss some of the ongoing research and to set the agenda for upcoming events and capacity building trainings.

The event is part of the collaborative research project ‘Building Resilience to Climate Change in Ethiopia: Exploring Options for Action’, which will compare and evaluate the drivers of resilience to climate change examining actions taken at the household and village/district level.


Part I: Presentations and feedback to research ideas

8:45 - 9:00 Welcome and introduction
9:00 - 9:30                       Measuring vegetation resilience and implications for evaluating SLMP (WP1)
9:30 - 10:00 Literature review and ideas on pastoralist and agro-pastoralist resilience to drought and climate change (WP1)
10:00 - 10:30 Woreda Disaster Risk Profile (WP1)
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:15 Research ideas on WP3 (innovative actions, shock, and resilience) and WP4 (PSNP, gender, and nutrition)
11:15 - 11:45 Research ideas related to PSNP and Resilience in Ethiopia (WP4)
11:45 - 12:15 Research ideas on institutional factors and climate resilience, specifically focusing on tenure security and early warning systems (WP4)
12:15 - 12:45 PSNP and Schooling: a Panel Data approach to estimating the impact (WP4)
12:45 - 14:00


Part II: Status and Strategy

14:00 -17:00

  • Status on WP1: Papers and outcomes
  • PhD student enrollment
  • Status and planning of data collection under WP2: What is the best way to proceed?
  • Research ideas: Going forward
  • Research visits to Copenhagen
  • Next workshop