Category Archives: Employment

The First Annual East Africa Finance Summit: What You Need to Know

The First Annual East Africa Finance Summit: What You Need to Know

The first annual East Africa Finance Summit (EAFS) wrapped up in Ethiopia in December 2016. Business, academic, public institution, and industry leaders gathered for two days to talk about the future of the financial sector in the region. By working collaboratively, rather than as individual countries trying to solve problems and promote growth alone, leaders… Read More…

This Is What the World Bank Says about the Ethiopian Economy

This Is What the World Bank Says about the Ethiopian Economy

Ethiopia is in the midst of one of the worst droughts in its history. In addition to the drought, Ethiopia is facing civil unrest that has resulted in protesters attacking factories and flower farms owned by foreign companies. Still, Ethiopia has kept its inflation rate under control, maintained a focus on growing its labor market,… Read More…

3 Powerful Initiatives That Are Helping Tigrayan Farmers

3 Powerful Initiatives That Are Helping Tigrayan Farmers

For years, Tigray’s primary economic driver has been agriculture, as the region’s people have made a living farming grain crops in its mountainous terrain. In recent decades, several factors have harmed Tigray’s agricultural industry, and in response government agencies and outside groups are working to bring aid to the people of Tigray and introduce new… Read More…

Why Gebeya Is the Best Choice for Improving Africa’s Tech Sector

Why Gebeya Is the Best Choice for Improving Africa’s Tech Sector

As entrepreneurs and philanthropists recognize the need for a more skilled technology workforce in Africa, several organizations have formed in response. New training schools in the Horn of Africa seek to provide Africans with vital technology skills that will enable them to secure good jobs. However, the motivations and outcomes of Africa’s technology training schools… Read More…

What You Need to Know about Gebeya’s Training Opportunities

What You Need to Know about Gebeya’s Training Opportunities

Gebeya, headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is aiming to become the top software engineering and IT training academy in Africa. The company is preparing to start its second round of training in an effort to build a qualified IT workforce for Africa’s growing technology industry. The institute was co-founded by Hiruy Amanuel, a native Ethiopian… Read More…

How Is Ethiopia Building a Better Workforce?

How Is Ethiopia Building a Better Workforce?

Ethiopia suffers from a lack of qualified workers in many fields. For example, the African Health Observatory reports that the country has a health workforce of .7 per 1,000 people and a critical shortage of doctors, midwives, and dentists. (The organization recommends 2.3 health workers per 1,000 people.) And while Africa is establishing a technology… Read More…

How Will Gebeya Transform the African IT Industry?

How Will Gebeya Transform the African IT Industry?

A four-year effort to train and employ Africans in the software industry continues to expand, as a Silicon Valley investor has helped establish Africa’s first private Pan-African IT academy. Called Gebeya, the program is designed to develop African talent and connect newly trained coders with the global business market. Gebeya is launching in Ethiopia, where… Read More…