Mastewal Taddese Terefe and Improving Education in Ethiopia
Mastewal Taddese Terefe's (Ethiopia, Master of Public Policy, 2015-16, Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann) pro bono work was based around an initiative she founded in 2013 to improve the quality of education in Ethiopia. This year, she and a colleague launched the Third Qine Practical Education Challenge, inviting high students across Addis Ababa to explore the local impact of global climate change from a disciplinary perspective. The programme will culminate in an academic symposium in August during which finalists will present and defend their work in front of their peers, teachers and other stakeholders. In August, she will also host the 4th annual Qine Forum on quality education - a continuation of the tradition started in 2013. This year, the forum will focus on teachers; giving due praise to their invaluable role in society while also engaging in a critical dialogue on the future of the profession in Ethiopia.