Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week takes place during one week each November. Thousands of events and competitions in 160 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations.


EDC has served as the Ethiopia country host click  for GEW for the past three years. In this capacity, the Centre is responsible for convening a committee of other organizations involved in entrepreneurship development in order to foster a collective impact during the weeklong celebrations.


The committee is responsible for:

·         Identifying synergies between committee member’s events/activities taking place during the week
·         Recognizing young and seasoned entrepreneurs
·         Updating web and social media platforms in order to gain maximum visibility of the week’s activities
·         Developing a coordinated approach to collect committee members’ event information for the global GEW website


In 2016, in partnership with the Ethiopian Educational Information Technology Centre, EDC developed an animation video about entrepreneurship and deployed it across the public-school plasma TV targeting over 500,000 high school students across the country. click here to view Animation video



Highlights of GEW 2016

The 2016 GEW committee was represented by the following organizations

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Recognition for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year

EDC recognized the 2016 Young Male and Young Female Entrepreneur

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GEW 2016 in the News

Message from H.E. W/zo Roman Tesfaye Abneh; First Lady of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia -GEW 2016

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