Dr Bizuneh Getachew Yimenu completed a PhD in Comparative Politics at the University of Kent and holds a Masters Degree in Public Management and Policy, and a BA in Public Administration and Development Management. He was awarded a Vice-Chancellor Scholarship to study a PhD in Comparative Politics. His PhD assesses the implementation of federalism in developing countries by focusing on measuring and explaining policy and fiscal decentralisation, taking the Ethiopian federation as a case. Bizuneh's project won the Civil Society Scholars Award of the Open Society Foundation in 2018.
Bizuneh worked as a lecturer in public policy and public administration and held other academic posts over the past 13 years. Before joining the University of Birmingham, he worked as the Politics Assistant Lecturer and Subject Tutor at the University of Kent. He holds a higher Diploma License as a professional Teacher Educator and is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Bizuneh recently published an article titled The Politics of Ethnonational Accommodation Under a Dominant Party Regime: Ethiopia’s Three Decades’ Experience. He sometimes appears on international media such as Al Jazeera to give expert comments.
See his recent interview with Al Jazeera regarding the renewed fighting between the Tigray region and the Federal Government of Ethiopia.