Center for Federal and Governance Studies

The Centre for Federalism and Governance Studies (CFGS) is a research and education centre within the College of Law and Governance Studies of Addis Ababa University. It has 11 fulltime academic members comprising of 4 associate professors, 6 assistant professors (all with PhD) and a lecturer. The CFGS was established in 2007 to serve as a center of excellence in the study of multilevel government systems (federalism, devolution, and local government) in Ethiopia and Africa. It now runs an interdisciplinary MA and PhD programs in federalism and governance and has produced over 100 MA and over 10 PhD graduates. It also provides short term trainings on federalism, devolution, local government and other governance related issues to officials and practitioners of countries in the Horn of African region, including Somalia, Yemen, the Sudan and South Sudan. It organises several seminars, workshops and conferences every year on topics that are linked to multilevel governance systems. The CFGS has its own building where it conducts classes and seminars.
Addis Ababa University


Prof Zemelak Ayele

Contact Details

Contact number: +251 91 3856465
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Physical address

Addis Ababa University
FBE Campus

Postal address

P.O.Box 62392
Addis Ababa

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