Export Development Forum Opens in Ethiopia

Nov 23 , 2019

The World Export Development Forum opened in Addis Abeba today under the theme "Trade and Invest in One Africa." The International Trade Centre and the Ethiopian Ministry of Trade & Industry are jointly hosting the Forum. Present during the opening of the Forum were high ranking government officials such as Sahle-Work Zewde, president of Ethiopia. The forum attracted business leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs, trade development officials, representatives of international organisations, trade and investment promotion agencies and business associations across the world. The Forum is timed to contribute to Africa Industrialization Week, which is intended to help businesses make the most of the newly ratified African Continental Free Trade Agreement with a special focus on the role of women and youth and to address international business competitiveness issues and profile international investment in Ethiopia and beyond. During the event, a business-to-business matchmaking platform that aims to create new business deals in agribusiness was also organised in partnership with the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Associations.



A booming plastic container market around the Saris area bustles with shoppers inspecting the selections. Water supply shortages have plagued the capital as an expanding population size's demand is unmet by the drops moving through the pipes. The Addis Abeba Water & Sewage Authority relies heavily on underground wells and surface water from the Legedadi, Dire and Gefersa dams. With the Authority digging 28 wells to meet the demand shortage, several parts receive water through the taps three...



A telephone pole gently rests aside DebreZeit road, tucked into the city's ageing infrastructure. Ethiopia's infrastructure has been under rising assault by robbers who mimic maintenance workers appointed by the state. The ones pared from theft are constantly a victim of subdued synergy between government bureaus. The International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research published a study in 2020 indicating that lack of coordination between agencies was a significant factor in delays, co...



Traditional holiday hymns are sung by a group of men dressed in cultural outfits with decorations made from a horse's mane around the Bole area. The early weeks of September bring with them a panoply of festivities. A soft holiday spirit glistens the streets of Addis Abeba, while roaring hordes of shoppers grappling with inflation rates near 30pc do not grace marketplaces like they used to. The tight clampdown on access to foreign currency by the Ministry of Finance which banned the import of 3...