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South-South Cooperation on strengthening the infrastructure for Peace in Ethiopia

Ethiopia continues to record high economic growth averaging 11.3% over the last decade and is ranked among the ten fastest growing economies in Africa (AEO, 2011) and the second fastest mover on human development (UNDP, 2013). Despite these strong gains, there are serious threats and vulnerabilmore

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Supporting young entrepreneurs in Ethiopia

Aynalem Ayele is a young woman brimming with confidence. “Ayni’s Design,” her small jewelry and clothing design shop in the heart of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, offers creative designs of leather products, incorporating cultural motifs and items into everyday products for the young and savvy urmore

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Tackling Poverty Through Culture and Heritage

  Genet Tesfaye is a young, married mother of one living in Ethiopia’s capital city of Addis Ababa. A potter by trade, Genet has been contributing more and more to her family’s income through her craft. Ethiopia has a diverse and rich cultural heritage, and a joint UNDP-UNESCO project is takingmore

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Transforming Quality of Ethiopia's Products

A new National Agricultural Products Quality Infrastructure (NAPQI) for Ethiopia has been designed to greatly improve the quality of the entire value chain for producing and marketing agricultural products for both the local and international markets. The renovation of the existing Ethiopian Institumore

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UNDP-EU Celebrate 10 Years of Strategic Partnership

UNDP has produced a report celebrating the 10 year partnership agreement signed in 2004. Through this partnership agreement, the EU has provided EUR 3.3 billion to support UNDP's activities in 115 countries. Highlights from the report - UNDP and EU in Ethiopia  Over the last ten years, the EU more

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Volunteers promote greening Hawassa

United Nations Volunteers have participated in a tree planting campaign in Hawassa, the capital of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR). The aim of the campaign was to support the regional government’s on-going efforts to raise general public’s awareness on community actiomore

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Yayu Coffee Forest Biosphere Reserve Area Cooperatives Receive Rainforest Alliance Certification

Yayu Coffee Forest Biosphere Reserve Area Cooperatives have been certified with the Rainforest Alliance trademark by the Standards of the Sustainable Agriculture Network. The network is a coalition of leading conservation groups that links responsible farmers with conscientious consumers. Its collecmore

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Youth Use Film to Tackle Governance

Members of the Children Parliament joined youth from Addis Ababa to produce short one minute films on various governance issues. UNDP Ethiopia used the one minute film format, which included a five day training on video production for the participating youth, as a popular, quick, relatively cheap, amore