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Coronavirus - Africa: Statement by Ambassador Jessica Lapenn, Ambassador to the African Union, on the Commemoration of Africa Day 2020

We stand in solidarity with the people of Africa, and are proud to do so in the face of COVID-19, dedicating close to $270 million to bolster African efforts to mitigate the virus

Today, the African continent celebrates Africa Day, and as the U.S. Ambassador to the African Union (AU) and Permanent Representative to the UN Economic Commission for Africa, I am pleased and honored to commemorate this 57th edition. The AU plays a key role on the continent, and as the first…

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Coronavirus - Ethiopia: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) supports Public Health Laboratories in Ethiopia to bolster the COVID-19 Response

Through these response efforts, CDC has embedded two senior laboratorians to provide direct hands-on technical assistance at the national COVID 19 testing laboratory

CDC Ethiopia has invested more than $64 million to build the capacity of Ethiopia’s laboratories and health facilities to strengthen the country’s public health infrastructure over the past two decades. Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) and CDC lab experts conducting a COVID-19 lab test at the EPHI Reference lab. During…

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Coronavirus - Ethiopia: The United States provides over $37 Million to Ethiopia for COVID-19 Response

Over the past 20 years, the United States’ long-term investments in Ethiopia amount to more than $13 billion in total assistance – with nearly $4 billion in health alone

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the United States Government has committed over $37 million to Ethiopia to help mitigate the spread of the virus. Through the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the United States is working…

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Coronavirus - Ethiopia: U.S. NGO Project HOPE Donates 56,000 Protective Masks to Ethiopia

Project HOPE is also conducting virtual training for health care workers on COVID-19 in partnership with Brown University.

Project HOPE, a U.S.-based nongovernmental organization (NGO), is providing more than 56,000 N95 protective masks to Ethiopia to support COVID-19 response efforts. Project HOPE Country Representative Dawit Abraham presented the personal protective equipment to Minister of Health Dr. Lia Tadesse at a small handover ceremony, which will be used to protect health workers in handling COVID-19 cases in government health facilities…

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Solve IT! 2020 - A Year of Smarter Solutions

Solve IT encourages Ethiopian youth to find ways to solve local problems using technological innovation

Solve IT 2020, a nationwide innovation competition to encourage young Ethiopians to address community issues through the application of software, hardware and other technologies, launched on March 11, 2020.  The third in a series of competitions, Solve IT 2020 will be promoted across 15 cities in Ethiopia and seeks to…

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Solve IT 2020! Launching Ceremony for Innovation Competition

At the launch event on March 11, 2020 agency representatives will brief the media on the program

Solve IT 2020!, will launch on March 11, 2020.  This will be the third in a series of nationwide innovation competitions that encourage young Ethiopians to address community issues through the application of software, hardware and other technologies.  Solve IT 2020 will be implemented by iCog Labs with sponsorship from…

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The United States Supports Elections in Ethiopia Through Nationwide Media Trainings

A total of twenty-five training sessions are planned throughout the country

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa launched on Wednesday nationwide media trainings that will help empower both state and private media outlets in the lead to elections in 2020.  The initiative is implemented by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) in partnership with Addis Ababa University School of…

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Hackathon Workshop on “A Digital Solution for Efficient Vote Counting and the Announcement of Election Results” in Ethiopia

Ethiopia Hacks! is conducted in partnership with the Google Developers Group (GDG- Addis) and the Centre for Accelerated Women’s Economic Empowerment (CAWEE)

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa conducted its latest hackathon on the topic – “A digital solution for efficient vote counting and the announcement of election results.” This was the eighth hackathon conducted by the U.S. Embassy in a series of twelve under its Ethiopia Hacks! Program. Ethiopia Hacks! is…

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Hackathon Workshop

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is partnering with Google Developers’ Group of Addis Ababa (DGD Addis) in implementing this project

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is conducting its latest hackathon on the theme “A digital solution for effective vote counting and the announcement of election results.” This is the eighth in a series of twelve hackathons under its Ethiopia Hacks! Program. Subject matter and technology experts will meet February…

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U.S., Ethiopia Artists Meet for Final Collaborative Performance at Yared Music School and Mekelle American Corner

Over 100 local Ethiopian artists participated and developed their skills in emceeing, hip hop dancing, graffitiing, and DJing during the five-day workshop

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa was pleased to sponsor a musical and cultural exchange workshop between American and Ethiopian artists from January 27 to 31, 2020 at Yared Music School and February 3-6, 2020 at Mekelle American Corner. The workshop culminated in a grand finale performance by Next Level…