Ethiopia Enhancing Role of Universities to build Capacity in Paleoanthropology, Paleontology Research

31 Jul 2017
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Addis Ababa July 31/2017 Efforts have been exerted to enhance the role of universities in order to develop research capacity in paleo-anthropology and paleontology in Ethiopia, according to the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ARCCH).

The sixth East African Association conference for Paleoanthropology and Paleontology (EAAPP) started today here in Addis Ababa.

The conference is aimed at improving capacity in the sector by bolstering the collaboration between seasoned any young researchers, it was learned.

The three-day conference has brought together researchers from Africa, Asia and Europe.

Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ARCCH) Director General, Yonas Desta said efforts are underway to increase the role of universities in order to improve paleoanthropology and paleontology research in the country.

In this regard, the programs up to tertiary levels are being expanded and researches are carried out in the areas, he stated.

According to the Director General, educational opportunities to foreign countries is also increasing knowledge in the area.

In the 27 excavations carried out in different parts of the country so far, Lucy, Ardi and Selam were discovered.

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