COVID-19 has struck Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa, at a moment of heightened vulnerability arising from multiple sources.
An online design challenge on COVID-19 was launched today to provide Ethiopian youth an opportunity to come up with innovative solutions to tackle current and future challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
UNDP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ministry of Innovation and Technology to enlist the support of Ethiopian innovators and tech sector in coming up with innovative and home-grown solutions to fight COVID-19.
The government of Korea’s International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ethiopia have agreed to support the creation of quality jobs in Ethiopia.
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”.
UNDP Ethiopia celebrated International Women Day (IWD) in partnership with Ministry of Women and Youth through an event that engaged young girls and women.

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95.5 million

Population

23.5%

Poverty rate

USD 883

GNI per capita

0.463

Human Dev. Index

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