EDC and Oxfam Ethiopia’s Empower Youth for Work (EYW), a project funded by IKEA Foundation, signed a MOU to work together on empowering youth in rural and semi-urban areas of Ethiopia, specifically Arsi and West Arsi Zones of Oromia and Sitti and Faafen Zones of the Somali regions.
The Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC)-Ethiopia restarted providing one of its flagship training, Entrepreneurship Training Workshop, after being discontinued for a couple of months. The 634 and 635 ETW rounds took place from June 17-29, 2019 at Momona Hotel. A total of 56 clients attended the training program for six consecutive days in each round.
On March 8, a strong group of 26 women entrepreneurs gathered at the EDC headquarters in Addis Ababa to commemorate International Women’s Day under the 2018 theme #PressforProgress. The women entrepreneurs came from various industries such as leather, printing press, daycare, and hospital to services and even construction – a mostly male-dominated industry.
The Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC)- Ethiopia has officially launched its customized entrepreneurship training for women on 25 July 2019 with the presence of His excellency Ato Mesfin Assefa, State Minister of Ministry of Urban Development and Construction, Mr. Ahmed Al Badawai, Head of Political Economic and Media Affairs, United Arab Emirates Embassy in Ethiopia, Ato Selashe Tadesse, Director of Women Mobilization from Ministry of Women, Youth and Children, and Dr. Hassen Hussein, Chief Executive Officer of EDC, UNDP Country Office Ethiopia, and distinguished guests.
Amhara Women Entrepreneurs Association (AWEA) has held its General Regular Assembly Meeting in Bahir Dar from 2-3, July 2017 where EDC’s Amhara Office was recognized for the trainings and business development support services that was provided to women entrepreneurs across the region.
On 29, June EDC – Ethiopia had the pleasure to host Ato Benyam Bisrat, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Jupiter International Hotels, as part of the Executive Entrepreneurship Programme. EDC’s Executive Entrepreneurship Programme offers seminars where seasoned successful local entrepreneurs are invited to speak to startup and existing entrepreneurs in order to share their experiences as well as industry best practices.
The Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) Oromia Regional Office recently embarked on a series of training sessions for youth entrepreneurship in the region. The trainings took place from March until May, 2017 and served a total of 6,400 youth entrepreneurs with various types of entrepreneurship training programs delivered by EDC.