Samara University Women, Children and Youth Affairs Directorate

                                     Profile Description


Director’s name:–Alem Gebrewold

Academic rank:-  Lecturer (MA in Gender and Development Studies)

Phone no:-0913665084


 History and Background of women, children and youth Directorate


Samara University is one of the public higher learning institutions in Ethiopia directed by major national policy documents, such as the Education and Training Policy, Education Sector Strategy, Education Sector Development Programs (ESDPs), the Ethiopian Higher Education Proclamation (2009), and the National Strategic Plan (NSP).The University establishes the office of Gender as the university organ to address gender issues. Gender is one of the University’s prioritized researches thematic areas in the university’s research priority policy. All these indicate the University’s commitment to address issue of gender. According to article 7(28) of 2017 Samara University Legislation “supervising the mainstreaming of gender…” is among the grand powers of the senate. There are challenges in addressing gender equality in all the activities of the University though the above opportunities have there.

Hence, the office established in 2000 E.C to solve the above mentioned challenges.  After some years, the office restructured under the President Office and named as “Gender and HIV/AIDS Directorate”. Later on, in 2009 E.C the office reorganized as “women, children and youth directorate. Nowadays, the directorate office is responsible for the President Office.

The Former directors of the office were,  Hawa Besiher ( 2007-2008), Mr Solomon Alemayehu ( 2009-2010), Hawa Besiher ( 2011- may 2012)  and Alem Gebrewold ( may 2012 still now).



Women, children and youth directorate aspires where the institution ranked as one of gender transformative institution by achieving gender mainstreaming and women empowerment


As an office, it is dedicated for gender equity which solves issues related to gender equality within and outside the university by working to create an environment where no gender stereotype exists and where all females are fairly represented in all areas of the university’s activities.


The overall purpose of the office is to see the institution assure gender mainstreaming and women empowerment in the institution policy and programing. The following are specific objective of the office:-

  • Responsible for gender mainstreaming, HIV/AIDS / and disable   and other social affairs proactive technical support to the institution.
  • To work with all departments and partners to ensure that gender equality principles are incorporated into policies and activities.
  • To plan, implement and follow up on gender related activities and provide support to counterpart staff, partners and grantees on mainstreaming gender in their programs and activities, including design and implementation of training on gender- related topics.
  • To ensure gender integration in the day-to-day activities.

. Our Core Values

The values that we strive to uphold are:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Empathetic
  • Forward-looking
  • Impact-driven
  • Accountability
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork  


                                            Staff profile

Name Responsibility Academic rank:




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Abay Asemamawe Women and children team leader


BA degreee 0933807478
Toyiba Ali Women and children higher expert BA degreee 0914719368
Genet Hagos Women and children expert BA degreee 0960203916
Habibe Hamdu Youth higher expert BA degreee 0905964291
Ousman Defaru Youth expert BA degreee 0994709302
Mulu Berehe Children expert BA degreee 0919076021
Meaza Barake secretary BA degreee 0910347065
Maheder Solomon Facilitator BA degreee 0926644033