Ethiopia Takes over Employment Programme

December 19 , 2020

The European Union-funded Stemming Irregular Migration in Northern and Central Ethiopia (SINCE) Programme was rounded off earlier this week with a virtual event that saw the attendance of representatives from the EU, the Ethiopian Government, the Embassy of Italy and the private sector. The 20-million-euro Programme was initiated over three years ago with the aim of minimising irregular immigration from Ethiopia by establishing employment and economic opportunities for potential migrants, refugees and returnees through the creation of value chains in sectors such as agriculture, construction and textiles. The Programme worked on promoting job creation through supporting Public-Private Partnerships, TVET institutions, Small and Medium Enterprises and individuals. Local authorities have been advised to take full ownership of the created services in order to ensure that the public continues to benefit from them.


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...