BDU launches research, community services centre

BDU:Bahir Dar University has inaugurated the founding of community-based research and community service centre at Milach Ber found in Yilmana Densa Woreda of the Amhara National Regional State (ANRS).

The centre was intended to contribute in the betterment of the lives of the people of the area through research and community services in different aspects like health, education, agriculture and in other crucial areas through concrete, contextualized and sustained scientific means.

The President of Bahir Dar University, Dr. Baylie Damtie, has outlined to the community, on the occasion, that Bahir Dar University has a vision of realizing multidirectional changes in the lives of people, connecting science to society.

“Bahir Dar University is yours; it is a place where many of your own children have been trained. Now, the university is here with you to be by your side in your endeavor of fighting poverty.” Dr. Baylie remarked.

Bahir Dar University’s researchers will closely cooperate with the people harnessing their productivity through scientific means and develop and utilizing indigenous knowledge, Dr. Baylie said.

Dr. Baylie also said that the centre would help the community in answering their diverse practical questions and handing down contextualized scientific knowledge that can help them improve their productivity and better their living conditions.

“We are here to answer your questions, to live with you, to work with you, to help you improve the education of you children, your agricultural produces and your health. Poverty can be defeated with knowledge.” Dr. Baylie underlined.

High ranking regional government officials, guests, university leaders and community, journalists and local musicians, elders and representatives of the community have colored the occasion.