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  • Ambassador Haslach hosted dinner

    Ambassador Haslach hosted dinner

    Ambassador Patricia Haslach hosted a dinner in honor of Daniel Pearl and as part of the annual Daniel Pearl Music Days, which take place throughout the month of October. Daniel Pearl World Music Days was created in response to the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl at the hands of extremists in Pakistan.

  • Ambassador Haslach makes a two-day trip to Mekelle

    Ambassador Haslach makes a two-day trip to Mekelle

    Ambassador Patricia Haslach made a two-day trip to Mekelle to meet with senior regional government officials, visit Mekelle University to meet students and university officials, inspect several USAID development projects, and pay a special visit to the Martyrs Memorial Museum.

  • Ethiopian dairy owners attended World Dairy Expo

    Ethiopian dairy owners attended World Dairy Expo

    USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service accompanied three Ethiopian dairy owners to the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. Daniel Alemu from TEEYAD Plc, Kifle Tefera from A.K. Plc and Serkalem Abebe from Faitu Tera Dairy Farm made meaningful business connections with a number of U.S. companies supplying livestock genetics and dairy equipment.

  • USAID Global Coordinator Visits Ethiopia

    USAID Global Coordinator Visits Ethiopia

    Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, USAID’s global Coordinator for Disability and Inclusive Development, and world-renowned lawyer and advocate for rights of persons with disabilities and children, visited Ethiopia this week to advance support to people with disabilities and facilitate their inclusion in the country’s development process.

  • Ambassador Haslach deliver remarks at JJF

    Ambassador Haslach deliver remarks at JJF

    Ambassador Haslach provided opening remarks at the most recent Joined up Justice Forum (JJF) held at the World Training Center in Adama. JJF is a high level forum that brings together all of the major decision makers in the Ethiopian justice system twice a year for close deliberations on strengths, developments and gaps in the system.

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  • IRC Addis Trains Local Teachers and Students on eResources

    IRC Addis conducted an outreach and training session at the Entoto Amba Secondary School on October 8, 2014. IRC Assistant, Alelegn Shibabaw, explained about the IRC services and resources available for use including the eLibraryUSA for about 20 teachers and students of the School. Promotional leaflets describing the services and resources were distributed to the audience. Participants also filled out membership form to the IRC in order to have their personal access code to the eLibraryUSA resources. 

  • John Kerry: Other countries need to do more to stop Ebola
    John Kerry: Other countries need to do more to stop Ebola

    President Obama has made it crystal clear that Ebola is an urgent global crisis that demands an urgent global response. The United States has intensified every aspect of our engagement, and that includes providing Ebola treatment units, recruiting first responders, and supplying a critical set of medical equipment. The administration is working as a team to make sure that we bring all our resources to this effort; for my part, I am working extremely closely with Rajiv Shah, the USAID director, Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom and our Ebola Coordinator Ambassador Nancy Powell.  Read More »

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    USAID ETHIOPIA ISSUES FIRST OF TWO GRANTS TO BUILD COMMUNITY RESILIENCE AND ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE

    Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Country Director Matthew Davis (left) and USAID Contracting Officer Anthony Amerson sign a grant agreement for the new Resilience through Enhanced Adaptation, Action-learning, and Partnership (REAAP) project. Through REAAP, CRS will reach 475,000 people in six of the most vulnerable woredas (districts) of East Hararghe and West Hararghe zones to to build community resilience to climate-related shocks and disasters while improving long-term capacity to adapt to climate change in drought-prone areas. The USD $6.2 million grant includes funding from the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, and the U.S. Feed the Future and Global Climate Change initiatives. A similar grant will be signed in the near future with another international NGO partner to provide the same services to communities in the Bale Zone of Ethiopia. 

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    GE, USADF and USAID Announce 22 African Innovators as Winners of Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge

    GE Africa (NYSE: GE) and the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced 22 winners in the second round of their Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge. Selected from nearly 300 applicants, each winner will receive a grant of up to $100,000 to support the deployment of off-grid solutions that put renewable resources to work to power increased economic activity.  Fact Sheet »

  • U.S. officials attended Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership meeting in Ethiopia

    From August 27-29, 2014, the Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) Global Partnership (GP) held its 3rd annual workshop in Addis Ababa. LEDS GP brings together more than 120 governmental and international institutions to advance climate-resilient, low-emissions development through coordination, information exchange, and cooperation among programs and countries working to advance low emissions climate resilient growth. Areas of focus at this year’s workshop included: mobilizing high-level political leadership and engaging private sector support on LEDS processes; catalyzing LEDS implementation through linking national and sub-national action as well as through mobilizing public and private finance; communicating and analyzing development benefits of LEDS, with a specific emphasis on poverty reduction, economic growth, and climate resilience; and strengthening communities of practice through the sharing of successful LEDS approaches and models. 

  • Statement by Jen Psaki on South Sudanese Opposition’s Detention of a Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) Observer Team
    Statement by Jen Psaki on South Sudanese Opposition’s Detention of a Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) Observer Team

    The United States government strongly condemns the temporary detention of six members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD) Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) team and three aircrew by opposition forces on August 23rd in Mayom County, Unity State, South Sudan. We also regret the death of a member of the MVM team during this incident, and await the results of a formal investigation. Impediments to movement of MVM personnel are a clear violation of the Cessation of Hostilities (COH) agreement, signed by both sides on January 23. We reiterate our support for IGAD mediation efforts, and underscore the importance of MVM operations in facilitating the implementation of the COH agreement and the recently signed Security Matrix. 

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