Institute of Awi Culture, Language and History

  1. Duties of the Institute
  • Formulating strategies for enterprise cooperative and multidisciplinary study through networking experts and stakeholders at national and international levels;
  • Communicating grant proposals on contemporary issues and research thematic extents of the Institute;
  • Archiving tangible and intangible Heritages of Awi;
  • Founding partnerships with national and international institutions to supportively work on matters relating to Awi and Agaw people;
  • Generating platforms for propagation of  study undertakings and transmission of knowledge through assembling forums, symposiums, public lectures, workshops, etc.;
  • Publishing high quality, peer reviewed articles and books on topical issues pertaining to Agaw in general Awi in particular, and oversee the production by other members;
  • Involving in cooperative research within Injibara University, and other national and international Universities through a range of disciplines relevant to Awi studies;
  • Acting as the nexus between the Institute and the public with regard to research initiatives of joint benefit.
  1. Structure of the Institute
    1. Culture Affairs Specialist
  • Plans, organizes, schedules and implements cultural programs and events;
  • Conducts field research on tangible and intangible culture to assist in establishing goals and activities;
  • Prepares recommendations on cultural program development and implements programs through liaison with community groups, educational organizations, libraries and governmental agencies;
  • Performs various public relation activities, prepares speeches, scripts, exhibits, films, newsletters, and press releases to publicize cultural programs;
  • Develops and coordinates a wide variety of cultural programs and events to increase community involvement and interest;
  • Works with officials, volunteers and others to develop, promote and implement cultural exhibits, activities and programs;
  • Coordinates workshops in cooperation with local artists, educational organizations and community groups;
  • Maintains the inventory and coordinates the display of county owned art work;
  • Assists in the appropriate exchange of cultural exhibitions;
  • Work with individuals from different cultural heritages and identities and facilitate the coexistence of Awi people in a culturally diverse community.
    1. LANGUAGE Expert
  • Studying languages, cultures, and societies in order to draft national and school language policies;
  • Collaborating with other Linguists, discovering, and documenting the origins of words and the authenticity of texts;
  • Providing translation and interpretation services to the government, researchers, and other private and public sectors;
  • Keeping in touch with new research and developments that influence language;
  • Training, recruiting, and supervising junior Linguists;
  • Attending and organizing conferences, lectures, and workshops to expand expert skillset and professional networks.
    1. History and Heritage studies
  • Obtaining Agaw historical data from libraries, archives and artifacts, determining the authenticity and researching at university;
  • Translating historical documents into a suitable language;
  • Analyze and interpret classical and contemporary Agaw historical information to determine its authenticity and significance;
  • Preserving artifacts and significant documents in Agaw museum or library;
  • Preserving artifacts and significant documents in museums or libraries;
  • Studying history at the intersection of society, culture and economics;
  • Assisting and partaking in public exhibits;
  • Obtaining extensive information on historical figures for biographies;
  • Interviewing subject experts to gain a deeper under understanding of historical events;
  • Researching the historical development of Agaw dynasties, architectures , cities or tribes;
  • Trace historical developments in a particular field;
  • Engage with the public through educational programs and presentations.

      Museum Specialist

  • Working on the preservation and documentation of collections;
  • Examine and categorize paintings in an art gallery or art museum or perform conservation treatments on specimens at history museum;
  • Work involves accessioning and maintaining permanent records on museum collections; collecting, classifying and caring for the collections; planning, constructing and interpreting exhibits and displays; and conducting research for programs and collections.
  • Create exhibits or provide information for museum visitors.
    1. Art Areas coordinator
  • Theater Manager
  • Working with writers through workshops or script development schemes;
  • Breaking down a script, analyzing and exploring the content and conducting relevant research;
  • Organizing rehearsals;
  • Communicating and liaising with all parties involved, including actors, the creative team, the production team and producers;
  • Attending preview performances and preparing detailed notes for the cast and for the creative and production teams.
  • Plan and book a theatre programme by considering audience appeal, balance of different production types, success of productions;
  • Oversee training and development needs of staff;
  • Develop partnership working and links with local industry and communities, educational organizations, relevant bodies and the public and encourage engagement in artistic activities;
  • Keep in touch with other theatre managers and producers in order to stay up to date with developments and new productions.
    • Literature Expert
  • writing, editing and proofreading literary texts;
  • Collecting, documenting and analyzing folk literature;
  • Assesses the variety of literature and traditional works;
  • Encourage active literary participation in poetry, short story, novel, and other essays.
  • Facilitating literary contest and critique forums in Awngi & other Ethiopian languages;
  • Organizing literary evening to support Awngi language learning;
  • Provide training for amateurs to promote quality literary works.
    • Traditional & Modern Music Manager
  • Representing musical artists, like musicians, bands, and singers, in business dealings and helping promote their clients' careers.
  • perform at concerts, festivals, theatres and other music venues
  • Attend rehearsals and plan performances
  • Compose new songs and music
  • Promote institutional act by making demos, using social media, setting up own website, and contacting agents and record companies.