Category Archives: Oranizations

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…

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…

This is How Thinking Schools Ethiopia is Transforming Education

This is How Thinking Schools Ethiopia is Transforming Education

Despite recent obstacles the country has faced from flooding and droughts, as Ethiopia continues to develop, pioneers in education are building an improved system of schools that are making education more accessible and current. Whether it’s the new technology education movement initiated by Hiruy Amanuel or a series of “Thinking Schools” being developed by the… Read More…

Groups Aim to Save Planting Season in Drought-Affected Ethiopia

Groups Aim to Save Planting Season in Drought-Affected Ethiopia

As a critical planting season approaches in Ethiopia, government and nonprofit agencies are rushing to implement measures to ensure that recent severe weather conditions don’t continue to impede harvests. Seasonal flooding followed by a long drought, which experts say is the result of climate change, have led to famine in much of the country. International… Read More…

Humanitarian Aid Helps to Mitigate Effects of Drought in Ethiopia

Humanitarian Aid Helps to Mitigate Effects of Drought in Ethiopia

Aid agencies from around the world have united to help Ethiopia’s government bring relief to regions that are recovering from the most severe drought that the country has experienced in 50 years. In addition to fundraising, local and international partners have joined together to provide and distribute food and other resources across Ethiopia in hopes… 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…