The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation has proffered 91 million Br to Gonder, Hawassa, Jimma, Debre Markos and Addis Abeba Science & Technology universities. The grant, designated for capacity-building support to the five universities, was initiated by Shegaw Anagaw, associate professor of informatics at South-Eastern Norway University. Regulated under the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education & Research for Development, the funds will mainly go toward three programmes: informatics, eHealth and special needs education. The project will run from 2021-2026 and will also incorporate 45 scholarship programmes for master's students and 15 post-doctoral students in an exchange programme. Norway’s flagship programme on higher education and research for development works on capacity building of higher education institutions in the global south. It had received 199 applications for this grant, of which 60 were chosen to be funded.