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  • Secretary Lew

    Secretary Lew leads the U.S. Delegation to the FfD

    The U.S Treasury Department Office of the Public Affairs has announced that Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew will lead the U.S. Delegation to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) which will be held from July 13-16, 2015 in Addis Ababa.

  • U.S. Embassy Celebrates Independence Day

    U.S. Embassy Celebrates Independence Day

    Ambassador Haslach and USAU Ambassador Reuben Brigety hosted a reception to celebrate the 239th anniversary of American Independence. Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom represented the Government of Ethiopia, and gave remarks highlighting the strong diplomatic ties between the United States and Ethiopia.

  • White House on Obama's travel to Ethiopia

    White House on Obama's travel to Ethiopia

    In late July, President Obama will travel to Ethiopia for bilateral meetings with the Government of Ethiopia and with the leadership of the African Union.

  • Los Angeles Trade Delegation Visits A.A

    Los Angeles Trade Delegation Visits A.A

    From June 22 to 25, U.S. Embassy, through its Foreign Commercial Service office, hosts a trade and business delegation of members from the Los Angeles World Airports, the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, and the City of Los Angeles to celebrate Ethiopian Airlines’ new service from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles, via Dublin, Ireland.

  • Public-private partnership to enhance climate resilience

    Public-private partnership to enhance climate resilience

    The White House, USAID, DFID, Google, Skoll Global Threats Fund, and others announced a new public-private partnership to enhance climate resilience. The partnership will focus its initial east African activities with Ethiopia. Ambassador Girma represented the GOE at the launch event yesterday at the US Institute of Peace.

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  • The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy conducts an Independence Day Quiz
    The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy conducts an Independence Day Quiz

    High school students competed in a quiz contest based on the knowledge they have about the Fourth of July at the U.S. Embassy. The quiz was fun and competitive and included a nail biting tie breaker to identify the three winners where first to third place winners received prizes. 

  • U.S. Embassy conducts American Corner Coordinators workshop
    U.S. Embassy conducts American Corner Coordinators workshop

    Our programming partners gathered at the U.S. Embassy from June 30 to July 2 for the annual American Corner Coordinators Workshop. Embassy Information Officer Katherine Diop welcomed the Coordinators to the training which included presentations from the Information Resource Center staff on tools and planning for outreach in each of our ACs around the country. 

  • U.S. Embassy announces winners of the 2015 Environmental Challenge Photo Contest
    U.S. Embassy announces winners of the 2015 Environmental Challenge Photo Contest

    On June 30, 2015 the U.S. Embassy announced winners for the 2015 U.S. Embassy-sponsored Environmental Challenge Photo in Addis Ababa. Habtamu Gebremeskel, Eyerusalem Adugna and Kalkidan Mihretu won 3rd, 2nd and 1st place respectively. Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Vrooman handed over certificates and prizes to the winners after a jam-packed program filled with speakers on different environmental topics. The Embassy received 116 photo submissions for the contest. 

  • U.S. Embassy awards best cloth bag design contestants
    U.S. Embassy awards best cloth bag design contestants

    As part of the World Environment Month celebration, the U.S. Embassy held an environment friendly shopping bag contest open to high school students at our five American Corners around the country. The contest was organized to create awareness about the negative impact of plastic shopping bags on the environment. Students were expected to come up with creative design using cheap and old clothes that would interest people to use for shopping. Winning students from Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Harar and Jimma were awarded with sewing machines and are asked to advocate the importance of replacing plastic bags with cloth bags for the health of the environment in their schools. 

  • USAID Trains 63 Women to Succeed as Dairy and Livestock Entrepreneurs
    USAID Trains 63 Women to Succeed as Dairy and Livestock Entrepreneurs

    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.  Read More »

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Conducts Workshop on Landfill and Solid Waste Management
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Conducts Workshop on Landfill and Solid Waste Management

    From June 9 to 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with a technical expert in landfill engineering, conducted a three-day workshop in Addis Ababa at the Sarem International Hotel on the subject of landfill and solid waste transfer station management and operations. Approximately 25 Ethiopian government and officials took part in the program, including representatives from the Addis Ababa (AA) City Manager’s Office, the AA Sewerage and Water Authority, the AA Solid Waste Recycling and Disposal Project Office, the AA City Cleaning Management Agency, the Ministry of Urban Development and House Construction, the French Development Agency (AFD), and the Horn of Africa Regional Environmental Center and Network (HoAREC-N).   Read More »

  • USAID Grants will Strengthen Research Capacity
    USAID Grants will Strengthen Research Capacity

    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.  Read More »

2014 Human Rights Report on Ethiopia

  • 2014 Human Rights Report on Ethiopia

Do You Want to be a Member of the IRC?

  • The U.S. Embassy Information Resource Center (IRC) is introducing a new membership policy in order to provide better service to its users.  The new membership system will enable the IRC to improve communication with all members while maintaining the same level of service, and even adding new ones. Read More

6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit

  • 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015

Information page on Ebola

  • Information about Ebola

    Click here for up-to-date information and facts about the Ebola outbreak.

Messages for U.S. Citizens

  • Messages for U.S. Citizens

Welcome to the USA

  • Welcome to the USA

U.S. Embassy Invitation to Bid

  • US Embassy Addis Ababa’s invitation to bid/tender/ request for quotation/request for proposal etc. can be accessed from http://ethiopia.usembassy.gov/announcements2.html where you can get the terms and conditions of the bid, and the deadline for bid acceptance etc.

Educational Opportunities

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