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Harnessing the power of mobile telephony to enhance business continuity in Ethiopia’s industrial parks

One of the early learnings we had around COVID-19 was that the struggle by many organizations to maintain the continuity of critical functions along with a safe working environment. While many…  


UNDP Joins Safe Hands Ethiopia Coalition

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is partnering with Dalberg Catalyst to support the Safe Hands Ethiopia coalition on COVID19, which brings together private sector, government and civil…  


UNDP Strengthens Ethiopia’s Business Continuity During COVID19

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has handed over PPEs as well as ICT tools and equipment worth over US$930,000 to support critical business continuity of Ethiopia’s public service…  


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…  


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…  


From Ebola to COVID-19: We won a battle, now we’re fighting a war

I was working for UNDP Liberia when Ebola struck in March 2014. I witnessed the fight to the last case and helped support the national response, all through April 2015 when the epidemic was…  


UNDP, MiNT and the Tech Community in Ethiopia collaborate to curb COVID-19

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…  


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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