BRTE Consortium

The BRTE project brings together a comprehensive, experienced and multi‐disciplinary team with a highly diverse expertise and skills set. The project consortium consists of large international companies, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), research and development organisations, and academic partners.

The BRTE Consortium is inter/multidisciplinary, intersectoral and recognises the multi-dimensional nature of resilience, involving transformative as well as absorptive and adaptive capacities.  The BRTE project is inter/multidisciplinary in the sense that it harnesses the insights of the range of disciplines of the comprehensive universities that are members of the consortium. It is also intersectoral in that it draws together a complementary set of stakeholders to address this topic.  The Consortium comprises the following members: two universities, Wolaita Sodo University and University College Dublin; NOHA, an association of universities engaged in humanitarian education and research; Concern Worldwide, a humanitarian NGO with a long-standing presence in Wolaita; and Future Analytics, a private sector consultancy company engaged in resilience planning and research.  Finally, while cognisant of the ethical obligation to continue to support the absorptive and adaptive capacities of residents of the Wolaita zone, the BRTE consortium recognises the potential of a long-term partnership in research and education in ultimately transforming the livelihoods of the people of Wolaita. Further information about the BRTE team members in each of these organization is available below.

BRTE Consortium

The BRTE project brings together a comprehensive, experienced and multi‐disciplinary team with a highly diverse expertise and skills set. The project consortium consists of large international companies, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), research and development organisations, and academic partners.

University College Dublin Centre for Humanitarian Action (Consortium Coordinator)

Assoc. Professor Pat Gibbons

Assoc. Professor Pat Gibbons

Principal Investigator
Mr Dejen Kuma Gonfa

Mr Dejen Kuma Gonfa

Project Manager

Wolaita Sodo University

Dr Samuel Urkato

Dr Samuel Urkato

Consortium Member
Assoc. Professor Berhanu Kuma Shano

Assoc. Professor Berhanu Kuma Shano

Consortium Member

Concern Worldwide

Carol Morgan

Carol Morgan

Consortium Member
Abraham Menber

Abraham Menber

Consortium Member

Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA)

Ms Sophie Borel

Ms Sophie Borel

Consortium Member
Dr Artur Malantowicz

Dr Artur Malantowicz

Consortium Member

Future Analytics Consulting

Mr William Hynes

Mr William Hynes

Consortium Member