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U.S. Embassy Launches Ethiopia Debates!

Ethiopia Debates! will be launched on Saturday December 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m

The U.S. Embassy invites media to Ethiopia Debates! launch program. The Ethiopia Debates! is a nationwide program that creates an important platform for University students to engage in a series of debate competition in which students have the opportunity to learn public speaking skills, and peaceful dialogue and debate techniques.…

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Online Video Press Briefing with Tibor P. Nagy, Jr, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs

Assistant Secretary Nagy will discuss the Trump Administration’s new Africa strategy

EVENT: Please join us on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 4:00pm, for an online video press briefing with the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. Assistant Secretary Nagy will discuss the Trump Administration’s new Africa strategy.  DETAILS: Speaker:       Tibor P. Nagy, Jr.,…

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Following Capacity Building from U.S. Forest Service, Addis Ababa Fire Fighters Share Experience and Expertise with Hawassa Industrial Park

The U.S. Forest Service has also provided unique assistance directly to Industrial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC)

Since 2011, the U.S. Forest Service, in support of USAID/Ethiopia, has been working with the Addis Ababa Fire and Emergency Prevention and Rescue Authority (FEPRA) to help fire fighters and emergency responders build capacity in urban emergency management and response. The Forest Service collaborated with FEPRA to enhance its training…

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Partners with Ethiopian Public Health Institute to Build Capacity at Public Health Emergency Operation

As part of Ethiopia’s growing capacity and leadership, the training was actually led by Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) graduates of CDC’s four-month Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) Fellowship, which provides advanced public health emergency management training

 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) facilitated a public health emergency management (PHEM) training in Bishoftu in coordination with the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) from November 26 – December 7, 2018.  As part of Ethiopia’s growing capacity and leadership, the training was actually led by EPHI…

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Ethiopia Marks World AIDS Day with Optimism Following New Report on HIV Care and Treatment Progress

New data from the Ethiopia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (EPHIA) show progress in expanding access to HIV treatment, identifies areas for further progress

On World AIDS Day, the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ICAP at Columbia University (ICAP) released new survey data demonstrating Ethiopia’s progress in confronting its HIV epidemic, as well as challenges…

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Readout of a Meeting between U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy and His Excellency, Minister of Finance and Economic Development Ahmed Shide

Nagy expressed the United States’ commitment to partner with Ethiopia to promote a business and investment climate that encourages innovation and job creation

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy met with His Excellency, Minister of Finance and Economic Development Ahmed Shide to discuss U.S. support for Ethiopia’s long-term economic growth. Assistant Secretary Nagy expressed the United States’ commitment to partner with Ethiopia to promote a business and investment climate…

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Press Conference with Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy Tibor P. Nagy, Jr.

This is Nagy’s first visit to Ethiopia since his confirmation on July 23, 2018

On Friday, November 30, 2018, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy will brief journalists on his trip to Ethiopia. His three-day visit, which commenced on November 28, includes engagements focused on the U.S. relationship with Ethiopia and the sixth annual U.S.-African Union High Level Dialogue. This is…

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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor

Completion of Conservation Work at Bete Golgotha Mikael, Lalibela, Amhara region, November 21, 2018

As remarked by Ambassador Michael Raynor Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning!  In February, I visited Lalibela for the first time, and had the honor to launch the second U.S. Embassy cultural preservation project in Lalibela, the preservation of Bete Golgotha Mikael.  At the time, I said that visiting the rock-hewn churches…

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U.S. Embassy Launches Ethiopia Hacks! During Global Entrepreneurship Week

The theme of the first hackathon, held at the American Center in Addis Ababa, is entrepreneurship and participants will explore how technology can be used to support innovation and job creation

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa launched the first in a series of 12 hackathons under its Ethiopia Hacks! program as part of its annual Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration. Ethiopia Hacks! is conducted in partnership with the Google Developers Group (GDG- Addis) and the Centre for Women’s Economic Environment (CAWEE). …

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United States Embassy Launches SolveIt! 2019 During Global Entrepreneurship Week

At the launch ceremony, the top three winners from the SolveIt! 2018 competition shared their experiences and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs

The U.S. government is committed to promoting entrepreneurship in Ethiopia as a means to stimulate local economic growth, open new markets for U.S. companies, and increase global prosperity.  The annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), taking place November 12-18, 2018, is designed to celebrate self-starting innovators and connect entrepreneurs to potential…