Ethiopia launched the UNDP Accelerator Lab on Tuesday 10th December in the presence of young entrepreneurs and innovators, State Minister for Innovation and Technology Mr. Sisay Tola and development partners. Also present were representatives from the embassies of Germany and Qatar who have partnered with UNDP to set up accelerator labs in 60 countries, most of them in Africa.
UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA) Director Ms Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to join African Heads of State and leaders of other global and regional organizations at the 2020 African Union Summit organized under the theme “Silencing the Guns”.
The Government of Canada has signed an agreement with UNDP to provide one million Canadian dollars for the multi-partner Supporting Elections for Ethiopia’s Democracy Strengthening (SEEDS) project.
The government of New Zealand signed a partnership agreement today with UNDP Ethiopia pledging an additional NZD 2.6 Million to support the multi-partner Supporting Elections for Ethiopia’s Democracy Strengthening (SEEDS) project.
UNDP is helping to unravel the bottlenecks in Ethiopia’s dairy agribusiness. In January 2020 UNDP handed to the Ministry of Agriculture four cold chain trucks, and six milk chillers and lacto-scan machines to help solve the problem of milk spoilage during transportation, facilitate storage of fresh milk and test the quality of milk before processing.
University students drawn from across Ethiopia came together for an interactive bootcamp on to co-create solutions for youth unemployment organized in Addis Abeba by UNDP and Iceaddis, an innovation hub and tech incubator.

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95.5 million

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