The symposium was opened by Prof. Zerihun Woldu, Research Director of Addis Ababa University. During the symposium, 8 research papers have been presented from four different thematic research areas. Dr. – Ing. Geremew Sahilu, Director of the EiWR during his opening address said the purpose of the symposium is to facilitate sharing of research findings between different researchers and stakeholders and also to enhance the research endeavors of the Institute. The institute’s alumni, MSc. and PhD candidates were major attendants of the symposium in addition to invited guests from local universities’, government and non – government organizations. At the end of the symposium, it was expressed that the symposium was very successful. The symposium was concluded at 5 pm with a vote of thanks by Dr. – Ing. Geremew Sahilu, the Director of the Institute.