To support and enhance the functions of higher education in Ethiopia.

In the past twenty years , Ethiopia has undergone a variety of transitions many of which have been traumatic and destabilizing. Following seventeen years of social and political turmoil unparalleled in the history of the country, the Dergue regime gave way to a transitional government which has a historic opportunity to bring Ethiopians back together and lead them to democracy and development.

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Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees oversee the functioning of EAF. This distinguished body of volunteers serve tirelessly... (read more)


Sisay Asefa

Professor of Economics

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI 49009


Asrat Tessema

Professor and Head

Department of Finance

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

Executive Director & Secretary of Board

Assefa Mehretu

Professor of Geography

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan 48824

Chair Emeritus

Teshome Wagaw

Professor of Education Emeritus

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Ethiopian American Foundation