Birhan Sisay Demissie

Education Ph.D. in Development Studies, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
STAAARS+ Research Impact of Weather Shocks on Consumption in Rural Ethiopia: Does Household Resilience Capacity Matter?

Birhan S. Demissie is an assistant professor in the Institute of Disaster Risk Management & Food Security Studies at Bahir Dar University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Development Studies from Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia) in 2018. His Ph.D. thesis investigated the state and determinants of poverty, vulnerability and resilience in rural Ethiopia by applying a range of econometric models. In his Ph.D. thesis, Demissie found the continuing scourge of poverty in Ethiopia, weather shocks as the major drivers of poverty and resilience capacities as the key mitigation measures of adverse shock impacts. Advancing his Ph.D. research agenda, Demissie is currently focusing on investigating the impact of weather shocks on household wellbeing outcomes (food security) and the real contributions of household resilience capacity in mitigating shock impacts. Demissie is highly interested in using multi-topic quality datasets and applying inter-disciplinary resilience research methodologies in context specific geographical regions (e.g., Sub-Sahara Africa).

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