Institute of Gada

Historical Foundation and Rationale for the Establishment of the Institute of Gadaa and Culture Studies  
As one of the Institutes found in Bule Hora University, which is a public higher educational institution established by proclamation no 213/2011 (213/2003 E.C) under Proclamation No. 650/2009, the Institute of Gadaa and Culture Studies was officially established in April, 2011 E.C.  The reason is that  Bule Hora University has chosen indigenous knowledge, especially the Oromo Gadaa system as one of the centers of excellence besides mining, animal production, agriculture, and health, mainly due to its strategic location the Gujii and Borena communities, along with other ethnic groups, are well known in preserving indigenous cultural heritages in general and the practice of the Gadaa system in particular.