Kerebih Asrese Sibhat

Personal Information
Full Name: Kerebih Asrese Sibhat
Phone: 0918782010
Gender: Male
·         PhD in Social Work and Social Development, Addis Ababa University, July, 2014.

  • Masters of Science in Demography, Addis Ababa University, July 2005
  • Bachelor of Education in Pedagogical Science, Bahir Dar University, July 1998.
  • Health Assistant Diploma, Ministry of Health, July 1993.

Work Experience

  • Currently, Assist. Professor of Social Work and Social development, Bahir Dar University, Social Work Department
  • Lecturer, Bahir Dar University, Geography Department, July 2005 – June 2014.
  • Program Implementation Monitoring Expert in North Gondar Zone Education Bureau

      2001 – 2003.

  • High School teacher, 1998 – 2001.
  • Clinical Health Worker, 1994.

 Publications: Articles
Asrese, K. &  Alemtsehay M .(2018). Social network correlates of risky sexual behavior among adolescents in Bahir Dar and Mecha Districts, North West Ethiopia: an institution-based study. BMC Reproductive Health, 15:61, DOI 10.1186/s12978-018-0505-8
Asrese, K. & Adamek, M.(2017). Women’s social network and use of facility delivery services for uncomplicated births in Northwest Ethiopia. BMC Pregnancy and Child Health, (2017) 17:441, DOI 10.1186/s12884-017-1626-8
Asrese, K. &  Mulunesh A. (2014). Early marriage in South Wollo and East Gojjam zones of the Amhara Region, Ethiopia. Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(2): 11-16.
Alemtsehay M &  Asrese, K. (2014). Household decision making status of women in Dabat District, North West Ethiopia. Science Journal of Public Health, 2(2): 111-118.
Asrese, K., Tizita T. & Alemtsehay M. (2014). Demographic and socioeconomic determinants of women begging in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(3), 75-80.
Ajala, O., & Asrese, K. (2008). Accessibility in equality to basic education in Amhara region, Ethiopia. Ethiopia Journal of Education and Sciences, Jimma University, 3(2), 11-26.
Publications: Books
Asrese, K. and Mulunesh A. (2011). Major Harmful Traditional Practices and Violence against Women in Ethiopia. VDM Verlag, Germany.
Asrese, K. (2012). Impact of Microcredit on rural women’s reproductive behavior in Jabitehinan Woreda. VDM Verlag, Germany
Research report
Antenh T. and Asrese, K. (2016). The causes and consequences of female genital mutilation in Dega Damot Woreda, West Gojam Zone, Amhara Region
Asrese, K & Alemtsehay M (2016). Begging in Amahara Region: Types, Causes and its Consequences. Bahr Dar: Bahir Dar University.
Asrese, K.  & Adamek, M. (2014). Women’s Social Network, Use of Skilled Birth Attendants, and Experience of Quality in Delivery Services in Jabi Tehinan Distrct, Amhara Region, North West Ethiopia. Addis Ababa University, PhD Dissertaion.
Asrese, K, Amare S, Asrat A & Ayele T (2012). The Status of Social Science Education at Primary Schools in Amhara Region. Bahir Dar: Bahir Dar University Pedagigic Research Center.
Asrese, K. (2010). Reclaiming health education in Beseka High School, Addis Ababa.
Asrese, K.(2009). The Experience and Meaning of Khat Use for an Adolescent:A Case Study
Asrese, K. (2008). Correlates of Early Marriage in South Wollo and East Gojjam Zones of the Amhara Region, Bahir Dar: Bureau of Women and Children Affairs
Asrese, K. & Mulunesh A. (2007).Major harmful Traditional Practices  and Violence Against Women in South Wollo and East Gojjam Zones of the Amhara Region. Bahir Dar: Bureau of Women and Children Affairs
Asrese,K (2005). Impact of Microcredit on Rural Women’s Reproductive Behaviour: The case of ACSI in Jabi Tehinan Woreda. Addis Ababa University, MSc. Thesis.
Asrese,K. (1998). Students' Self - Efficacy and Performance in Mathematics across Grade Level and Sex in Bahir Dar, Bahir Dar University (senior essay).
Ongoing Research
Asrese,K. (2017). The quality of intrapartum care experienced by women during uncomplicated births at health facilities in Jabi Tehinan Woreda, North West Ethiopia
Yohannes M & Asrese,K. (2017). Gender Socialization in Amhara Region, North West Ethiopia.
Asrese,K. (2015). Women’s autonomy and maternal healthcare utilization in Jabi Tehinal District Amhara Region, Northwest Ethiopia.
Asrese,K., Samson C. & Seblewengel A. (2016). Older People in Amhara Region: Situational Analysis.
Work Shops / Trainings Attended

  • Training of Trainers in Child Research Techniques organized by ESSWA in collaboration with Ethiopian Centre for Child Research (ECCR), December, 07 – 09, 2017 at RasAmba Hotel, Ethiopia.
  • Action Research and Child Well-being, Organized by ESSSWA, 2015.

·         Integrated Community Development & Child Welfare organized by University of Illinois, Jane Addams College of Social work with School of Social Work, .Addis Ababa University, August 9-21, 2009
·         Family-Based Community Development organized by University of Illinois, Jane Addams College of Social work with School of Social Work, .Addis Ababa University July 14-21, 2009
·          Group and Community Development Skills , organized by University of Illinois, Jane Addams College of Social work with School of Social Work, .Addis Ababa University, May 10-19, 2009

  • Introduction to Arcviews GIS- Method of Data Input, Data Management and Spatial Analysis offered by Technische fachhochschule Berlin University of Applied Sciences.
  • Training on Strategic Planning and Management offered by the Amhara National Regional State Education Bureau, June 7-11, 2003.

Selected Presentations/ Trainings Provided

  • Child Research Techniques for Bahir Dar University academic staff and front line social workers in Bahir Dar City administration, May 7 – 9, 2018
  • Quantitative Research Methods for experts in Bureau of Social and Labor affairs, Bahir Dar, May 13 – 20, 2018
  • Research Skills Training for High School Teachers at Bahir Dar City Administration, March 22 – 27, 2016
  • Research skills Training for ESSSWA members North West branch and front line social workers, May 11 – 15, 2017
  • Training of Trainers (ToT) on Parenting Style and Child wellbeing for Amhara Region Bureau of Women and Children Affairs experts, April 10 – 13, 2017
  • Training on Partner Conflict Resolution Skills for Amhara Region Bureau of Women and Children Affairs experts and other selected government officials in Amhara Region, April 7 -9, 2016

Membership in Professional Association

  • Ethiopian Society of Sociologists, Social Workers and Anthropologists, Member and Deputy Chair Person of North Western Branch
  • Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia

Professional interests
  Research on: Population, resource and development; Health-Reproductive health; Harmful Traditional Practices, Community development, Poverty and Reproductive health; Reproductive behavior; Adolescent Health; Microfinance (microenterprise) and poverty alleviation; Microenterprise and women’s empowerment, social network, health service utilization; Research With Children.

  1. Prof. Margaret E. Adamek, School of Social Work, Indiana University, USA.
  2. Mulunesh Abebe, PhD, Research and Community Service Vice President, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. Email:
  3. Amare Sewnet, PhD, Geography Department, Chair-Population Studies, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. Email: amare1974@gmail
Assistant Professor
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