of Planning & Statistics & ACC
Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Energy &
Mines, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Eritrea
Research: The Impact of war on the role of women
Mr. Amanuel Andebrhan Asghedom was born in Asmara, the
capital city of Eritrea in Dec 20, 1964, where he attended
his primary and secondary education from 1970 to 1983. He
joined the University of Asmara in 1984 and graduated with
BSc in Mathematics and Statistics in 1987. He received his
MPA in Economic Development from University of Minnesota-USA.
Currently, Mr. Asghedom is the Director of Planning and
Statistics as well as PR Officer of the Ministry of Energy
and Mines of Eritrea. He has also been a Fulbright Humphrey
Fellow in the field of Planning and Resources Management.
Mr. Asgehedom's NCS research program is on the "impact
of war on the role of Women" aiming at addressing the
multi dimensional impacts of war on the role of women, which
would assist in devising realistic policies and strategies
towards equality of women. His research outline is based
on the impact of thirty years of war on Eritrea women vis-à-vis
war experiences of women of other countries. His intention
is to conduct an in-depth and comparative impact assessment
on the different policies, strategies and mechanisms applied
towards women, and the roles women played in the courses
of war, transition and nation building.
'Inter-sectoral co-ordination in execution of urban infrastructures'
a study paper prepared to network urban infrastructural
programs in Eritrea' (Oct. 2003).
'The impact of rural electrification on rural women' a
study paper for rural electrification in Eritrea' (Sept.
'Redesigning Structural Adjustment Program of the World
Bank & IMF', thesis Paper' (June 2001).
'Women in post independence Eritrea', University of Minnesota,
Institute of Public Affairs' (May 2001).
'The role of community leaders in Eritrea', University
of Minnesota, Institute of Public Affairs' (Jan. 2000).
The Impact of War on the role of Women
These days, hundreds of millions of women are within and
in the peripheries war zones compelled to change their way
of life and attitudes to adjust themselves to the realities
of war. Therefore; addressing the impact of war on women
as an integral component of women's issues is decisively
important in strategizing mechanisms for comprehensive global
empowerment of women.
The objective of my research project is to address the types,
extents, and dimensions of the impacts of war on the role
of women, based on the socio-economic and political impact
of thirty years of armed straggle on Eritrean women vis-à-vis
war experiences of women of other countries. In order to
effect multilateral and comparative impact assessment, the
project will conduct in-depth analysis on the different
policies, strategies and mechanisms applied towards women,
and the roles women played in the courses of war, in transition
towards peace and nation building.
My research strategy will proceed along with the components
of the NCS program. The initial meeting with NCS scholars,
a platform for collaborative thinking, will be a resourceful
occasion in shaping and integrating my proposal into the
mosaics of the NCS program. The meantime meetings and networking
with multi disciplinary scholars will serve as valuable
grounds for generation and exchange of ideas and information
useful to conduct wider and in-depth analysis.
The research visit is a great opportunity to renew and
develop my international networks with former colleagues,
researchers and professionals to enrich and share my experiences
and findings; and to exploit international material resources
essential for comparative dimensions of the research works.
The main aim of my research work is, based on the findings
of the multilateral impact of war on the role of women of
different clusters, to come up with practical lessons useful
in scheming realistic policies and strategies aimed at changing
attitudes towards equality of women.