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Mekelle University, a state run university, was founded in 1991 in Mekelle in Northern Ethiopia.  Mekelle University’s mission is to “to be one of the leading higher institution of teaching-learning in Ethiopia and to continually improve and consultancy services to meet the needs of the society and the country.”  The University, through its seven colleges and four institutes, more than four thousand staffs and more than 30,000 students (Undergraduate and postgraduate), has been engaged in conduction of various researches, community services and capacity building-based civic engagements. To list some of the engagements, Mekelle University involved in Tigray Youth employment opportunity feasibility survey, Tigray women micro-finance establishment feasibility analysis, capacity building of farmers on conservative agriculture, livestock production, irrigation activities and economic empowerment of minority groups.  On top of that, the University has been engaged in productivity increments, poverty alleviation and gender equity activities of the local communities. The University deliver free legal aid supports and human right services for needy people such destitute women, Street children, HIV/AIDS victims, and else.  Mekelle University’s website>>