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Prof. Amare Desta, visiting professor at JU and founder of GKEN & EDMA receives award

Due to his passion for learning, Professor Amare Desta was chosen as one of the five most outstanding learners in the East Anglia region and awarded a prize by the UK Shadow Secretary of State for Education at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE).

Amare is also Co-founder and Chair of the Global Knowledge Exchange Network (GKEN) and a Director of the Ethiopian Doctoral & Masters Academy (EDMA).                             

He graduated in 1997 from his BSc (Hons) Computer Science course before joining the London School of Economics (LSE) and graduating with an MSc degree two years later. He then began his teaching career at the LSE before joining London South Bank University as a full-time Senior Lecturer. Amare earned his Doctorate degree in 2009 before obtaining a Master of Education (MEd) degree from the University of Cambridge.


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