Tag: Ethopia

IBE to Organize a Learning Series Event on “The Future of Africa: AI, Robotics, and Education.”

IBE to Organize a Learning Series Event on “The Future of Africa: AI, Robotics, and Education.”

AFRICA, AMERICA, TECHNOLOGY
GENEVA, Switzerland The International Bureau of Education (IBE-UNESCO) will organize a Learning Series event on “The Future of Africa: AI, Robotics, and Education?” on, 5th June in Geneva. Betelhem Dessie Asnake is Ethiopia’s leading youth technology entrepreneur, who is changing the world of AI and robotics. Only 18 years old, she is the project manager of iCog-Anyone Can Code, an initiative she started, in partnership with iCog Labs — Ethiopia’s first AI and robotics lab, co-founded by American AI pioneer Ben Goertzel, and leading Ethiopian techno-futurist Getnet Aseffa. The Anyone Can Code project is a result of her vision, which aims at using advanced technology to uplift children and students in the developing world.
Philips, Ethiopia and the Netherlands sign 7 year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialized Cardiac Care Center

Philips, Ethiopia and the Netherlands sign 7 year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialized Cardiac Care Center

AFRICA, AMERICA, ASIA, EUROPE, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, and the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands, have signed a seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialized Cardiac Care Center to address the critical shortage of cardiology services in Ethiopia. Under the terms of the agreement, valued at approximately Euro 40 million, Philips will be responsible for the full turnkey design, construction, equipping and commissioning of the hospital location, as well as staff education and equipment maintenance for five years after completion. The new center will be developed within the compound of the existing Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (TASH) in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. The new specialist cardiac care center will comp
US Embassy Conducts Workshop on Countering Gender Based Violence

US Embassy Conducts Workshop on Countering Gender Based Violence

AFRICA
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa conducted a three-day workshop on Countering Gender Based Violence (GBV) from May 14-16 to foster cooperation and coordination among Ethiopian and international stakeholders. The workshop included instruction on identifying GBV offenders, best practices in conducting forensic interviews of offenders, training for medical professionals in conducting evaluations of GBV survivors to assist successful investigations and prosecutions, and how the media, civil society and other partners can collaborate to promote culture change as it relates to GBV. The workshop was attended by Ethiopian medical professionals, law enforcement officials including police officers and federal prosecutors, and media, as well as non-governmental organiz...
PAP approves US$ 26 million budget

PAP approves US$ 26 million budget

AFRICA
MIDRAND, SOUTH AFRICA The Pan African Parliament (PAP) has considered and adopted the proposed US$ 26 million budget to run the legislature’s activities and programmes in 2019. The PAP, which is headquartered in Midrand, South Africa is one of the organs of the African Union and has representation of five legislators from each of the 54 AU member states. The budget, presented by the Chairperson of the Committee on Monetary and Financial Affairs, Hon. Michael John Temple (Swaziland), showed a 35 percent increase compared to the previous year’s budget of US$ 19 million. “The increase is largely due to the addition of extra programme activities and the inclusion of rental of the PAP official residence in the 2009 budget,” Temple told legislators Wednesday. He said the other cos

Technology group Voith’s opens new center for hydro power projects in East Africa

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Technology group Voith has opened its new East Africa Hub in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The company is highlighting its active contribution to the development of electricity generation from hydro power in East Africa. The technology group is planning and coordinating projects in nine countries in the east of the continent from this new facility. The opening ceremony was attended by Ethiopia's State Minister of Water, irrigation and Electricity Dr. Frehiwot Woldehanna, German ambassador to Ethiopia Brita Wagener, Uwe Wehnhardt, CEO of Voith Hydro and Member of the Corporate Management Board, and numerous guests from the business and political arenas. In his opening address, Uwe Wehnhardt emphasized the enormous potential of hydro...
Legislators in Africa address food security and nutrition challenges

Legislators in Africa address food security and nutrition challenges

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
MIDRAND, South AfricaThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is strengthening the capacity of Africa Legislators to address food security and nutrition challenges on the continent. Evidence has shown that food security and nutrition policies and frameworks that are anchored in legislation are more effective and sustainable This follows a Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) signed between FAO and Pan Africa Parliament titled “Strengthening capacities of Parliamentarians in Africa for an enabling environment for Food Security and Nutrition”, last October 2017. Various stakeholders, including Members of the Pan African Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (PAPA – FSN) and a delegation from the FAO gathered in Midrand, South Africa fo
UN Migration Agency Supports Economic Reintegration of Ethiopian Returnees Under European Union-International Organization for Migration Joint Initiative

UN Migration Agency Supports Economic Reintegration of Ethiopian Returnees Under European Union-International Organization for Migration Joint Initiative

AFRICA
ADDIS ABABA, EthiopiaThe International Organisation for Migration (IOM), and the UN Migration Agency, provided the first economic reintegration assistance to 29 irregular Ethiopian migrant returnees under the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the East and Horn of Africa. The migrants returned to their communities of origin in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' (SNNP) Region of Ethiopia, which is among the regions prone to irregular migration. The group was trained in technical agricultural skills such as cattle and goat fattening, grain trade and diary product, as well as business development and management. Cattle fodder was also provided to the returnees to kick start their cattle fattening businesses. By the end of May, a total...
Agriculture is quintessential for Africa and must be leveraged for transformation, says ECA’s Songwe

Agriculture is quintessential for Africa and must be leveraged for transformation, says ECA’s Songwe

AFRICA, BUSINESS
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Ms. Vera Songwe has advised African Leaders to absorb Agriculture because its the most quintessential sector for the transformation of the African continent. Ms. Songwe was speaking at the launch of a new report titled Agriculture, Powering Africa’s Economic Transformation, by the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET)  founded by former ECA Executive Secretary – Dr. K.Y. Amoako. The Report is a comprehensive assessment of the state of Africa’s agriculture and gives clear pointers as to how to rapidly transform the sector to leverage the continent’s overall economic transformation and development. It is predicated on the reality that Africa has a comparative advantag