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The United States (U.S.) Embassy, in Partnership with the Ministry of Education, Strengthens English Language Quality Improvement Efforts in Universities Across Ethiopia

The English language conference is another example of the American people partnering with the people of Ethiopia to improve the quality of education in Ethiopia

Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, expressed the Embassy’s continued commitment to Ethiopia’s education sector, especially in English language instruction at universities across the country. Ambassador Jacobson and Dr. Solomon Abraha, CEO of Higher Education, Governance, and Administration at the Ministry of Education,…

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United States Embassy in Addis Ababa Launches Academy for Women Entrepreneurs 2022

AWE 2022 will provide expanded training for women entrepreneurs in Dire Dawa, Jimma, and Addis Ababa

In observance of International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Fiona Evans, launched a year-long nationwide project for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) 2022 in the U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa. In her remarks, DCM Evans highlighted the importance of partnership between the United States and Ethiopia. “Empowering women…

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Ambassador Jacobson and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Delegation Strengthen Partnership in Drought Response During Official Visit to Somali Region

The delegation met with Somali Regional President H.E. Mustafe Omer as well as with humanitarian and development organizations and with people of the Somali region

Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA) for Africa, Tyler Beckelman, and USAID/Ethiopia Mission Director Sean Jones visited Jigjiga and Kebre Biyeh in Somali region. The delegation met with Somali Regional President H.E. Mustafe…

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The United States (U.S) Embassy Partners with Ministry of Education to Enhance the Leadership Capacity in Universities across Ethiopia

The program provided an opportunity for participants to learn current global trends in higher education leadership, management, and governance issues

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, has funded a grant for a Leadership, Management, and Governance program (LMG) for a consortium of three U.S. universities – Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, and Ohio State Universities – to enhance the capacity of university leaders from…

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United States Donates 126 GeneXpert Tuberculosis Testing Machines Worth $3 Million (157.7 million Birr)

These new machines reduce the time it takes to diagnose TB from two days to two hours and from two months to two hours for MDR-TB

On November 4, 2022, the United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), donated 126 cutting-edge GeneXpert tuberculosis (TB) testing machines worth U.S. $3 million (157.7 million Birr) to the people of Ethiopia.  Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson, Charge d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, handed over the…

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The United States (U.S.) Embassy & the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) partnered with Ethiopian journalists to explore the “Roles and Responsibilities of Media in a Democracy”

The first phase of the $200,000 program brought together 360 journalists who responded to ICFJ’s open call for participants

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa partnered with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) to explore the “Roles and Responsibilities of Media in a Democracy” with Ethiopian journalists selected from the different administrative regions across Ethiopia.  The training sessions covered themes such as mobile journalism, media entrepreneurship, investigative journalism, and journalism ethics…

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United States (U.S) Embassy in Addis Ababa Launches Tech Camp

Tech Camp Addis will be facilitated by international and local trainers, who are designers, developers, and disinformation trackers

Ruth Anne Stevens-Klitz, Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, formally launched “Tech Camp Addis,” a yearlong, nationwide project, made possible with a grant from the United States government. Tech Camp Addis will be facilitated by international and local trainers, who are designers, developers, and disinformation trackers…

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The United States (U.S.) Embassy in Addis Ababa Wishes All Ethiopians a Happy and Prosperous New Year

We remain committed to our partnership and to supporting Ethiopia’s path towards peace and unity

The United States and Ethiopia enjoy longstanding cultural, economic, and diplomatic ties, dating back over a century.  Our strong relationship is based on shared values and interests that continue to connect us. As 2014 comes to a close, we welcome the Ethiopian New Year with hope and optimism to make the…

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Ambassador Jacobson and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Sean Jones Visited Dire Dawa and Harar

Ambassador Jacobson met with Kedir Juhar, the mayor of Dire Dawa, and discussed strengthening people-to-people relations and deepening economic and cultural ties

Ambassador Tracey Jacobson, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, and USAID/Ethiopia Mission Director Sean Jones travelled to Dire Dawa and Harar to meet with government officials and visit U.S. government-funded projects last week. While in Dire Dawa, Ambassador Jacobson met with Kedir Juhar, the mayor of Dire…

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Director Announces $7.7 Million Investment in Amhara Region

In 2021, USAID invested more than $1.2 billion across the country in humanitarian and development aid

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Ethiopia Mission Director Sean Jones announced a new $7.7 million investment to train the next generation of 750 Ethiopian disaster risk management professionals at Bahir Dar University (BDU), where he also met with university vice-president, Dr. Tesfaye Shiferaw.  This new investment, Feed…