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Friday, February 28, 2020 - 6:30am

 

Today, the United States and the National Elections Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) signed a memorandum of understanding for a new $30.4 million program to support the upcoming national elections. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Sean Jones and NEBE Chairwoman Birtukan Midekssa jointly unveiled the new USAID Ethiopia Election and Political Processes Program, which will help strengthen the capacity of NEBE officials to organize, administer, and conduct free and fair elections.

Under the partnership, U.S. support will utilize technology and leverage the reach of the Ethiopian media to educate the public about elections, while ensuring greater transparency and promoting meaningful participation among all citizens in the political process—with a focus on women, youth, and other traditionally marginalized groups. USAID and its partners will also strengthen the capacity of Ethiopian civil society organizations and political parties to respond to the needs of all Ethiopians more effectively.

Image of USAID and Awash Bank DCA partnership in Ethiopia
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 4:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Awash Bank have announced a new partnership that will make up to US $6.4 million in financing available to microfinance institutions and small- and medium-sized agricultural businesses in Ethiopia. Under a USAID Development Credit Authority (DCA) agreement, this program will expand commercial bank lending into underserved areas and provide the private capital needed to help farmers and businesses intensify production, and support Ethiopia’s efforts to modernize its agricultural sector.

Image of USAID Digital Health Activity launch event in Ethiopia
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 8:30am

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and in partnership with the Ministry of Health, announced the launch of the new USAID Digital Health Activity to continue investments in digital information solutions to further strengthen the country’s health system and improve the quality of services. USAID Mission Director Sean Jones and Minister of Health Dr. Amir Aman inaugurated the new activity, which builds on U.S.-Ethiopian efforts to create a modernized health information system that ensures the entire sector has the data, analytics, and skills necessary to improve the health and well-being of all Ethiopians.

Image of USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Sean Jones launching Land Governance Activity
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 8:15am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched its new Land Governance Activity that will strengthen policy, management, and administration to improve land tenure and rights for farmers and pastoralists in Ethiopia. USAID Mission Director Sean Jones, State Minister of Urban Development and Construction Tazer Gebre Egziabiher, and Tigistu Gebremeskel, Director of Land Administration and Use at the Ministry of Agriculture inaugurated the new project, which is part of a collaborative U.S.-Ethiopia partnership to strengthen land governance over the past 15 years.

Image of USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Sean Jones inaugurating blood bank.
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 7:15am

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Sean Jones and the Honorable State Minister of Health Saharla Abdulahi officially inaugurated the new $5 million National Blood Bank Services headquarters building during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new facility will provide the National Blood Bank Services with the capacity to receive a much-increased volume of blood donations, screen and process blood products more efficiently, and distribute life-saving blood to health centers and patients throughout the country.

Image of Ambassador Michael Raynor opening new water project in Ethiopia
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 7:00am

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), partnered with DuPont Water Solutions and the Afar Regional State government to unveil a state-of-the-art reverse osmosis water system in the community of Serdo. U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor and Afar Regional State President Awol Arba jointly inaugurated the new water system, which will provide the first-ever sustainable source of safe drinking water for more than 2,000 people in the area.

Image of doctor in Ethiopia testing for tuberculosis
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 7:00am

The United States marked the completion of its five-year Challenge TB project that contributed to improvements in Ethiopia’s ability to detect, diagnose, and treat tuberculosis (TB) more effectively and save lives across all nine regions of the country. Under this program, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) invested $42 million to improve the quality of TB care and prevention services, enabling patients to receive better access to treatment and medication to fight the infection.

Image of USAID Local Capacity Development project event ceremony in Ethiopia
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 7:15am

The United States marked the completion of its five-year Local Capacity Development project that invested in helping over 100 local organizations improve their performance and enhance the Ethiopian civil society sector. Through this project, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provided training to strengthen financial and project management capacity to help Ethiopian institutions improve the quality of services they provide to their communities, and contribute to the country’s democratic reforms.

Image of Ethiopia Minister of Agriculture and USAID Deputy Administrator Glick signing Feed the Future partnership
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 12:15pm

Today, the United States and the Government of Ethiopia jointly signed a declaration of partnership for the U.S. government’s new five-year Feed the Future strategy to invest in food security, build resilience, and accelerate economic growth opportunities in Ethiopia. Minister of Agriculture Oumer Hussein and Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bonnie Glick signed the agreement, which renews U.S. government agriculture, nutrition, and food security-related commitments through 2024, in support of the Prime Minister’s New Horizon of Hope agenda.

Image of USAID Rule of Law project launch in Ethiopia
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 7:15am

Today, the United States announced the launch of its new two-year, $4 million Feteh project to support the strengthening of independent rule of law institutions in Ethiopia. Feteh (meaning “justice” in Amharic) is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and will provide technical support to the Attorney General’s Office and the Supreme Court’s efforts to expand their independent decision-making and oversight capacity.

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Press Releases from the USAID Ethiopia mission

Last updated: December 11, 2019

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