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July 13, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, EthiopiaThe United Nations, the World Bank Group and the Governments of Canada, Norway and the United States joined country and global health leaders today to launch the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child, and announced that $12 billion in domestic and international, private and public funding has already been aligned to country-led five-year investment plans for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health in the four GFF front-runner countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.

Launched at the Third International Financing for Development Conference, the GFF is a key financing platform in support of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health and the Sustainable Development Goals.

One of the graduates from the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region of Ethiopia receives her certificate
June 19, 2015

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), held a graduation ceremony today for 63 women who received technical and business skills development training. The training provided them with the skillsets needed to become successful owners and operators of dairy, meat and live animal businesses.

USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Dennis Weller (center) with representatives of the grant recipient organizations and project sta
June 9, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded eight research awards this week to universities and research institutions through its Agriculture Knowledge, Learning, Documentation and Policy project. These grant awards will support agriculture research in farming, livestock production, social protection, dietary diversity and pastoral development that will assist in developing future agriculture projects. Better designed projects will increase agriculture sector productivity and growth, improve poverty reduction and improve nutrition for women and children.

A worker at the new fertilizer blending facility operates the machine to seal the bags of finished product after the raw compone
June 7, 2015

The Ministry of Agriculture, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Oromia Bureau of Agriculture, and the Agricultural Transformation Agency, today joined the Gibe Dedesa Farmers’ Cooperative Union to inaugurate a warehouse and one of the first fertilizer blending facilities in Ethiopia. Together, the warehouse and blending facility will help the cooperative to meet farmer demand for better fertilizer that will improve soil conditions and transform crop production in Ethiopia.

June 2, 2015

The objective of this consultancy is to provide technical support to USAID through the delivery of monitoring, troubleshooting/course correction and reporting in collaboration with the MOE and Regional State Education Bureaus in seven primary regions (Addis Ababa, Gambella, Benishangul-Gumuz, Somali, Dire Dawa, Afar, and Harare), with a focus on early grade reading. The Senior Regional Education Consultant (SREC) will also mentor regionally based USAID staff in Oromio, Amhara, Tigray, & SNNP.

April 12, 2015

 Over 11,000 visitors to last week’s Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) annual event could barely sleep after all the Ethiopian coffee consumed. The Ethiopian delegation—ranging from public officials to coffee farmer cooperative union leaders—ran out of coffee samples before the four-day event ended. However, thanks to the country’s deep ties to Seattle’s specialty coffee scene, the Ethiopian coffee family kept the jebena (Ethiopian coffee pot) full and the coffee brewing.

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