PAU celebrates the years of service of Professor Kassa Belay
On retirement since 30 August 2021, Professor KASSA BELAY has been serving for 7 years as the Interim Deputy Rector of the Pan African University. In this capacity, he significantly contributed to strengthen the image and credibility of this African Union’s flagship project since inception. It was a pleasure to work with him especially as he coupled exceptional management skills to listening skills.
However, who is he actually?
Professor KASSA BELAY is a professor of Agricultural Economics. He served at various senior positions, notably Registrar, Academic and Research Vice President and President of the Haramaya University. He also served on several university statutory bodies, before joining the Pan African University, where he served as the Interim Deputy Rector.
As a brilliant academic and scholar, his areas of interest include Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, rural development and agricultural extension, development economics and Human resources development, higher education and African Development and Integration. Thus, he has been involved in several research projects and impact assessment evaluation studies in the areas of rural development, agricultural economics, agricultural advisory services, climate change, agricultural research system and development commissioned by national and international organizations. In addition, he authored and co-authored over 130 journal articles, books chapters, books and research reports and is a member of several learned societies.
We thank him for his commitment to raise PAU to the next level and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
PAU Communication Officer