The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will enhance its support around democratic governance and inclusive growth in Ethiopia to meet the country’s accelerated reform agenda and deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
Ethiopia celebrated the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Week joining 170 countries around the world from November 18-24 under the themes of Education, Ecosystem, Inclusion and Policy. The celebration is hosted in Ethiopia by UNDP supported Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) to raise awareness on entrepreneurship and advance entrepreneurship in the country.
The 2019 African Innovation Week 2019 was held in Addis Ababa from October 28th – November 2nd. Over 3,000 participants participated in the week-long event which held panel discussions on the areas of innovation, digitalization, E-commerce, women in innovation, entrepreneurship, tourism tech, trade and investment among others.
Ethiopia, a nation with 70% of its population below the age of 30 has a huge potential for innovation to drive its development given the enabling environment.
The International Peace Day was marked under the theme of “Climate Action for Peace” at the UN Conference Center in Addis Ababa.
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency signed an additional 3.6 million USD agreement with UNDP and The Ministry of Finance to support governance reform initiatives in Ethiopia.

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