Community Service Directorate Director

Dr Teklu Wegayehu

Introduction

Community Service Directorate, one of the Directorates under the Vice President for Research and Community Services, is engaged to coordinate and supervise the provision of quality training, consultancy services, and demand-driven development work projects. It also provides problem-solving technologies, knowledge, and meaningful community service via staff engagement in collaboration with various government sectors, industries, business organizations, development agencies and social institutions.

The office is headed by a Director. There are also 11 Community Service Coordination Offices located at Center, Technology Institute, all Colleges, Schools and Sawla Campus which are led by Coordinators.

Mission

AMU Community Service Directorate has a mission of offering relevant, demand-driven and accessible community services.

Vision

AMU Community Service Directorate aspires to be a leading demand-driven community service provider in Ethiopia; and center of excellence in consultancy service in the field of water resource development and management, and integrated watershed management in Africa by 2025.

Duties and responsibilities

§ Coordinate, facilitate and guide training and consultancy services

§ Deliver training and consultancy services to various stakeholders in the areas of their needs and requests.

§ Promote trainings and consultancy services on various professional and technical areas, and provide competitively services with quality

§ Facilitate participating departments, schools, center, unit, colleges and institute involved external partners benefit from financial rewards, recognition, experience sharing and feedback and lessons

§ Ensure that University benefit financially from training and consultancy services provided to various organizations and communities

§ Promote, support and facilitate ‘staff and student’ engagements in community development activities through different mechanisms such as practicum, community development centered curriculum designing for training, leaflets, bulletins and mass media

§ Guide and facilitate organization and documentation of knowledge and innovations generated and developed by each department/program for dissemination and application by target communities

§ Guide and support Department in their effort to facilitate delivery of outreach and community engagement services in the areas of excellence of the department

§ Organize public lectures and seminars on current issues and community concerns.

CONTACT US:

Community Service Directorate

Arba Minch University,

Post Box No. 21,

Telephone: +251– 46881 0339

Fax: +251-46881-4964

Cell Phone: +251-9-11 00 41 86

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