Dr Sindu Kebede is a post-doctoral researcher at Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, and a Research Affiliate at ISDC. Currently, she is working in the HORTINLEA project on issues of poverty and food security in Kenya. Her research focuses on poverty, vulnerability and coping of households, especially on multidimensional poverty measures, shocks affecting the food security status of households and their coping strategies. She completed her doctoral studies from Humboldt University of Berlin and Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW), both in Berlin. She obtained her MSc in Economic Policy Analysis and a BA degree in Economics from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Dr. Kebede has many years of experience with academic research including her work with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Sindu has published a book chapter on the effects of civil war on agricultural development and rural livelihood in Sierra Leone.