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Dr. Ghelawdewos Araia, President

Dr. Lawrence Nii Nartey, Board Member

Dr. William Seraile, Board Member

Mrs. Awgania YekunoAmlak, Acting Secretary and Managing Director (Italy)

Mr. Sebhat Araia, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Engineer Tishal Araia, IDEA representative in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

Mrs. Desta Gebreegziabher Reda

Mr. Bereket Kiros, Consultant and Webmaster of africanidea.org


PS: For global studies, trans-cultural, and comparative & international education, please contact Dr. Ghelawdewos Araia; for Africana studies, please contact Dr. William Seraile; for computing and mathematics education, please contact Dr. Lawrence Nii Nartey; for finance and business-related issues, please contact Mr. Sebhat Araia; for information technology and website-related issues, please contact Mr. Bereket Kiros. For all other fields of education (including book reviews, edition of theses and dissertations, interpretation and translation services of English to Amharic and Tigrinya and vice versa etc), topics and themes in the social sciences, current African affairs, development theories and policies, economic growth, rural development, agronomy and primary health care, please contact IDEA via webmaster@africanidea.org and we will get back to you promptly.


First written and posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2004. Revised Saturday, September 24, 2016