Yonas Adaye Adeto

Research interests:

Peace building, conflict resolution, ethnic relations, community participation, development, security sector governance/reform, peace education research, development-security nexus,

PhD Title: Conflict complexity in Ethiopia: A case study


  • (2005) The Role of International Aid in the Education Sector in Ethiopia,’ a Paper Presented in an International Conference: International Aid and Trade, in Search of Development Paradigm for Africa: UN ECA, Addis Ababa
  • (2009) ‘The Role of the Militia in the Ethiopian Internal Security Structure:  Grassroots Security and Development Nexus’ A paper presented at the United Kingdom Defence Academy, Cranfield, England.
  • (2010) Security Sector Governance in the Greater Horn of Africa: Regional Response to Security Issues, International conference on Security Issues Cairo, Egypt; Sponsored by FES Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Ethiopia
  • (2013) Conflict Dimension of Large Scale Agricultural Investment in Ethiopia: Evidence from Gambella. International Conference of Large Scale Agricultural Investment in Africa


  • (2003) ‘Teachers’ Perceptions of Innovative Approaches to ELT Education in Ethiopian Socio-cultural context.’ Article Published in Flambeau, the Ethiopian Journal of Education 
  • (2006) Impacts of sub-regional conflicts on the stability of the Horn of Africa, a co-authored with Taddes Berhe article published by ISS, South Africa

Professional Activities:

  • 1990 – 1995: Editor-in-Chief, Newsletter of the Department of English Language and Literature, Addis Ababa University
  • 1993 – 2003: Instructor, Department of English Language and Literature, Addis Ababa University
  • 2003 – 2006: Lecturer, Department of English Language Education, College of Education, Addis Ababa University
  • 1995 – 2000: Editorial Board Member, Forum for Street Children, Ethiopia
  • 2000 – 2004: Executive Secretary, Ethiopian English Language Teachers’ Society, British Council, Addis Ababa
  • 2001 – to date: Research Group Member, OSSREA (Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and        Southern Africa)
  • 2007 –  2009: Director, Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), Addis Ababa University
  • Since 2012: Deputy Director, and Regular MA Programme Coordinator, IPSS, Addis Ababa University