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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…  


Payment for Ecosystem Services: Maximizing on Community Benefit Sharing

Ecosystem services are the diversified benefits derived from properly functioning ecosystems and environment. Ecosystems include forest, grassland, aquatic, mountain and agroecosystems and provide…  



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.  


The tale of two cities: turning waste into a profitable business

We picked waste management as one of our focus areas because it is a key issue of urbanization and in the 21st century, waste management must be environmentally conscious and sustainable. On this…  


Co-creating Solutions with youth: engaging with the leading force

During the holiday season, UNDP, through its Goh accelerator lab, partnered with ICE Addis, an leading innovation lab in Ethiopia, to provide a platform for university students from across Ethiopia to…  



Accelerator Lab - Exploring Masked Opportunities for Youth

It is time to talk about our UNDP Ethiopia accelerator lab plan as we start on our journey. I would say it is an exciting time for our country. Over the past years, Ethiopia’s economy has been among…  

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