Canada Commits 191m Br to Promote Women’s Education

August 22 , 2020

Cuso International, a nonprofit organisation based in Canada, has launched a five-year project worth 191.7 million Br in the Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State to promote women’s education. Dubbed U-Girl 2, the project is aimed at girls ages 15 to 25, their families and communities to address existing gender barriers that impede their education. The project will provide academic resources, training, tutorials and financial stipends for adolescent girls. Implemented in seven districts, it is expected to benefit 16,500 girls directly and effect an overall reach of 100,000 people. The project is funded by the government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada and is being implemented in cooperation with the Institute of International Education. The U-Girls 2 project will help to address some of the disparities existing in girls’ access to education. That, in turn, will contribute to better participation of women in leadership and politics in the region, according to Solen Abera, lecturer and gender focal person in the Faculty of Health Science at Assosa University. Cuso International works with local partners to amplify their impact in the areas of gender equality, female empowerment and improved economic opportunities for youth.


UNDP Nods $2m for National Dialogue

United Nation Development Program (UNDP) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Finance and National Dialogue Commission, allocating 2.2 million dollars for the upcoming national discussion. Managed by an independent trust fund, and in addition to the annual budget allocated by the Ethiopian government, UNDP is looking to set up a financial buffer scheduling to raise 32.8 million dollars in support funds from development partners over the next three years. The Dialogue Commission was est...


Street Snack

The rainy season is going to be missed for at least one reason: boiled corn on the cob. As the customer captured here, it has been an enjoyable street food for the city's residents to keep them warm. More importantly, it was a livelihood for many street vendors. ...


Stair Shop

A shop and a shoeshine stall have been set up under the stairs of an overhead bridge. In the most crowded parts of Addis Abeba, there is always some type of vendor selling everyday goods, serving the lower-income population...