Governance of the Urban Informal Economy in Eastern Ethiopia: the case of street vending in Dire Dawa City
Funding period: 1 January 2019 – 1 July 2019
Type of funding: International Fellowship
Dr Engida is an Urban Geographer in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Dilla University, Ethiopia. He was also a fellow at the Academy for African Urban Diversity (2017) (a joint project of University of Witwatersrand, University of Cape Town and Max Plank Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity) and AfricaLics PhD Academy (2017). He has published articles in the Journal of Urban & Environmental Engineering, 7 (2), 2013; and Ethiopian Journal of Business and Economics, 4(2), 2014. Dr Engida will conduct his International Fellowship under the mentorship of Professor Alison Brown in the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University. His study will focuse on the Governance of the Urban Informal Economy in Eastern Ethiopia with particular emphasis on street vending in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia’s second largest city.