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U.S. Embassy Promotes Inclusivity in 2nd Annual Fashion Show Featuring Disabled Models

The U.S. Embassy in collaboration with the Ethiopian Fashion Designers Association, Hub of Africa Addis Fashion Week, and persons with disabilities organizations are hosting the second “Inclusive Fashion Show” on October 5, 2018 at the Hilton Hotel.  The U.S. Embassy would like to invite you to cover this important event: Date:                          Friday, October…

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U.S. Embassy Welcomes Largest Ever Cohort of American Scholars to Support Education in Ethiopia

The group consisted of 13 Fulbright Scholars, 20 Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars, and 3 English Language Fellows

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor welcomed a group of over 35 American scholars to Ethiopia – the largest such group at any one time. The group consisted of 13 Fulbright Scholars, 20 Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars, and 3 English Language Fellows. The Ambassador said that by investing in expanding academic exchange programs…

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U.S. Embassy showcases winning projects from Solve IT! Competition

SolveIt! is a national innovation competition launched by the U.S. Embassy in collaboration with U.S.-based NGO Humanity plus (H+) and iCog Labs and an Ethiopian Artificial Intelligence (AI) company

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa wrapped up its SolveIT! competition with a public showcase of 31 innovative technology projects on September 22, 2018. SolveIt! is a national innovation competition launched by the U.S. Embassy in collaboration with U.S.-based NGO Humanity plus (H+) and iCog Labs and an Ethiopian Artificial Intelligence…

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Addis Ababa Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Joins Air Quality Management Partnership

In Ethiopia, the Global Burden of Disease estimates that air pollution is the number 2 risk factor for death and number 3 risk factor for disability

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) launched an initiative to strengthen air quality management in Addis Ababa.  The Megacity Partnership brings together the Addis Ababa Environmental Protection Authority, and the Ethiopia Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change in collaboration with a UN Environment demonstration project on air quality…

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Addis Ababa: Stars - Student Achievers Summer Camp 2018

This summer program is the first of its kind to bring together high achievers from all over Ethiopia, including the pastoralist community, students with disability, and underserved communities

The Student Achievers Summer (STARS) Program is organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy. The objective of the program is to recognize the academic success of 12th grade public school students from nine regional states and two administrative cities. This…

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Chargé d’Affaires Troy Fitrell Peace Corps Ethiopia Swearing-In Ceremony U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa September 6, 2018 3:00 p.m.

Chargé d’Affaires Troy Fitrell Peace Corps Ethiopia Swearing-In Ceremony U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa  September 6, 2018 3:00 p.m.: Peace Corps Trainees Peace Corps Staff and Volunteers, past and present Ladies and Gentlemen Selamnu endemenachu!  Aqam Aqam! Kemey Wu’elkum!  Good afternoon! This is my second opportunity to swear in a new…

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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor “Our Ethiopia” Video Contest Awards Ceremony Ethiopian National Theater, Addis Ababa Monday, July 23, 2018 6:15 p.m.

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor “Our Ethiopia” Video Contest Awards Ceremony Ethiopian National Theater, Addis Ababa  Monday, July 23, 2018 6:15 p.m.: Hello, and thank you very much for joining us this evening. And particular thanks to Her Excellency Fozia Amin, the Minister of Culture and Tourism, for being an…

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Ethiopia: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Health Financing Reform Project Makes Health Coverage More Accessible for Millions

The program allows participants to receive a special ID card that assures direct access to hospital and clinic visits, treatment for sickness or injury, and an array of other health services

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) marked the end of its five-year Health Sector Financing Reform/Health Finance and Governance Project, which has helped more than 16 million people cover their medical costs through community-based health insurance programs.   The program allows participants to receive a special ID card…