Research visit to Mt. Guna by a Belgian-Ethiopian team


In the framework of university development cooperation, UGent carries out research in Afro-alpine environments. On Mt. Guna in Ethiopia (4120 m), source of three major rivers, Adugnaw Birhanu (Department of Geography) prepares a PhD about the overall hydrology and hydrogeology. The research visit by a Belgian-Ethiopian team on 14 July 2018 included, from left to right: Dr. Mekete Dessie (Bahir Dar University - BDU), Prof. Enyew Adgo (BDU, promoter), Prof. Ann Van Griensven (VUB), Prof. Kristine Walraevens (UGent Dep. Geology, promoter), Prof. Jan Nyssen (UGent Dep. Geography, promoter), Desale Kidane (BDU and UGent Dep. Environment), Adugnaw Birhanu (Debre Tabor University, UGent Dep. Geography, PhD student), Alemu Yenehun (BDU and UGent Dep. Geology), Deribew Fante (BDU), Kenneth Seys (UGent Dep. Geology), and Hanibal Lemma (BDU and UGent Dep. Geography). The photographer was Fenta Nigate (UGent Dep. Geology and BDU). Funding for the research is provided by UGent’s BOF (Special Research Fund) and logistic support by the Bahir Dar University Institutional University Cooperation (VLIR-UOS).