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COVID-19: Tackling the challenge with local solutions

The journey of finding these solutions through the challenge grant started by engaging the tech and innovation community, finding out how technology can help us as well as on how they can leverage the…  


UNDP and UNICEF launch COVID-19 design challenge for youth

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…  


Investing in strategic communication to enhance public engagement against corruption

With the financial and technical support from GDPP, FEACC organized two rounds (each round for 3 days and in July and December 2019) of interactive participatory strategic communication training…  


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Innovation centered pandemic response: supporting Ethiopian’s industrial parks keep operating

On March 13th, two days after WHO confirmed COVID-19 as a global pandemic, the first case of the virus was confirmed in Ethiopia by the Ministry of Health. Immediately, UNDP Ethiopia changed gear…  


Let Them Lead : Learning from experimentation on student-led platforms to enhance skills and graduate employability

As it settled down to business in the country office, the first challenge the Ethiopian accelerator lab took on was the employment gap for university graduates. According to data from Central…  


New UNDP partnership with KOICA focuses on job creation

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.  


COVID-19: How to live with risk and succeed

I write this from Ethiopia, a country that is facing a pandemic threatening an impressive record of development progress. Ethiopia has seen its Human Development Index rise to 0.470 in 2018, an…  

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