UN, Peace Ministry Join Hands to Manage Conflict

Mar 9 , 2019

The Ministry of Peace (MoP) and the UN launched a project on inclusive governance and conflict management to support the government of Ethiopia. The project will cost 2.8 million dollars and will be coordinated by the Peace Ministry for the next three years. The project supports the government’s effort to resolve key conflict factors, reduce regional and local level conflicts and create communal level social cohesion. It gives specific attention to conflict cluster zones. The ministries of Women & Children’s Affairs and Education and regional governments will also participate in the implementation of the project. The initiative is funded by the UN Peacebuilding Fund and will also receive support from UN agencies such as UNDP, IOM, UN WOMEN and UNESCO.


High-Level Event Aims to Address Humanitarian Crisis

Development partners and government officials are expected to discuss improved humanitarian responses at a crucial event in Geneva, Switzerland this week. Co-hosted by the Ethiopian government and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the primary goal is to secure pledges from both development partners and the government, according to officials. Millions face hardship due to conflicts, economic downturns, climate shocks, and disease outbreaks, according to a UN st...


Mastercard Announces Up to $2.5m Grants for Agribusinesses

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the agricultural sector are poised for financial support as the Mastercard Foundation Fund pledges to award grants over the next three years. The Agribusiness Challenge Fund will award grants ranging from half a million dollars to 2.5 million dollars to qualifying businesses in Ethiopia and 19 other countries. According to Smita Sanghrajika, an engagement partner at the Foundation, agribusinesses have lacked the financial resources needed to scale up and...


Document Authentication Service Gets Fee Revamp

The Council of Ministers approved a new regulation for the Federal Document Authentication & Registration Service last week which introduces a two-tier fee structure for citizens and foreigners, with an overall increase. Beginning at 100 Br for citizens seeking document authentication for an assigning agency of single documents, the ceiling goes up to 500 Br while foreigners pay double these rates. Implementation of the new fees began this week. These changes come alongside a digitisat...