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Upcoming EDC Events

Entrepreneurship Training Workshop (ETW):


·         22 – 27 May: Bahir Dar

·         23 -27 May: Mekelle

·         5 – 10 June: Nekemte, Sibu Sire

·         12 – 17 June: Addis Ababa, Alamata

·         19 – 24 June: Bahir Dar

·         26 June – 1 July: Bishoftu

Youth Entrepreneurship Training:

·         3 – 4 April: Hossana

·         3 – 4 April: Arbaminch

·         20 – 21 April: Addis Ababa, Arbaminch

·         22 – 23 April: Arbaminch

·         24 – 25 April: Hawassa

·         25 – 26 April: Mekelle

·         27 – 28 April: Mekelle

·         6 - 7 May: Sodo, Debre Markos

·         8 -9 May: Debre Markos, Hossana

·         9 - 15 May: West South Shoa

·         13 - 14 May: Debre Brhan, Hawassa

·         15 - 16 May: Sodo, Debre Brhan

·         16 - 22 May: West Shoa

·         27 - 28 May: Dessie, Hawassa

·         29 - 30 May: Hawassa, Kombolcha

·         1-2 June: Axum

·         3 - 4 June: Hawassa, Axum, Bahir Dar

·         5-6 June; Bahir Dar, Hossana, Hawassa

·         7 - 13 June: East Wollega

·         29-30 June: Addis Ababa

Women Entrepreneurship Training:

·         10-11 May: Axum

·         16 - 17 May: Nekemte

·         18 - 19 May: Jimma

·         5-6 June: Debre Berhan, Hawassa

·         7 - 8 June: Bishoftu

·         9 - 10 June: Adama

·         12-13 June: Addis Ababa

·         14-15 June: Alamata

 

Rural Entrepreneurship Training:

·         1 - 3 April: Dodolla

·         6 -7 April: Tafo

·         15-17 May: Axum

·         25-27 May: Bahir Dar, Hawassa

·         19-21 June: Alamata

·         22-24 June: Arbaminch, Alamata

Customized Training:

·         5 - 6 April: Arbaminch

·         19-20 April: Wukro

·         10 - 11 May: Sodo

·         11-12 May: Addis Ababa

·         24-25 May: Bahir Dar

·         21-22 June; Bahir Dar

Government Capacity Building Training:

·         6 - 12 April: Adama 

·         4 - 20 April: Bishoftu/Dukem

·         10-15 May: Addis Ababa

TVET Training:

·         22-27 May: Addis Ababa 

Entrepreneurship in the News

  •  Japan, Ethiopia sign USD 50 million agreement for WEDP (24, Feb. 2017)
  • Japan and Ethiopia signed 50 million USD for Women Entrepreneurship Development Project (WEDP). read more

  •  Ethiopia: Stern Commitment to Transform Youths' Livelihood (8, Feb. 2017)
  • President Dr. Mulatu Teshome has announced the establishment of 'Youth Revolving Fund' with ten billion Birr. read more

  • 50 Inspirational Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017(21, Feb. 2017)  
  • There are an incredible number of people moving and shaking the existing global business environment. Here are some of them. read more

  •  6 Misconceptions about Entrepreneurship (15, Feb. 2017) 
  • After being bored out of my mind working 9 to 5 at IBM, I dreamed of entrepreneurship. read more

 


 

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) is “Be Bold for Change” – a Call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world - a more inclusive, gender equal world. In celebration of IWD, EDC hosted our 10th Innovation for Development Breakfast Meeting focusing on women innovators. The guest speaker for the discussion was Mr. Benjamin Kumpf, Global Innovation Advisor for UNDP based in New York. The participants included women innovators and entrepreneurs.

Mr. Kumpf highlighted important steps for innovators that they can use to stay competitive which included the use of creative enterprises toolkits and the DIY toolkit to starting a business (both resources can be found online). In addition, he spoke about the importance of prototyping your business prior to launching and also not to have a fear of changing the course of the business if you are not seeing positive returns (pivot point).

We were delighted to see so many positive and successful women innovators engaged in the discussion with Mr. Kumpf. They were able to have a candid discussion about some of their pain points and alternatives to accessing finance, which includes crowd funding. Mr. Kumpf provided some real life examples from other countries that have successfully launched innovative social enterprises with the use of the IT.

Women innovators have a critical role to play in the society. They are bold and striving for change. It is important the we constantly develop, foster, and celebrate women innovators every day of the year.

Upcoming EDC Events and Entrepreneurship in the News