Vancouver Ethiopian GERD 5th Anniversary June 11 2016

Vancouver Ethiopian GERD 5th Anniversary June 11 2016.

BC NDP MLA Adrian Dix speaks as a guest of honour …

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Ethio Abay Development Association of BC to Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the GERD Project on June 11, 2016

VANCOUVER, BC – May 5, 2016 — Ethio Abay Development Association of BC (EADABC) will be holding a party to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the launch of the GERD Project.

Where: At Korean Community Center – 1320 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC [Google Map]

When:  Saturday June 11, 2016 6:30 PM

All are welcome to attend this important fundraising event.

Extraordinary guests of honour will be on the stage to explain about the GERD project, Ethiopia’s development efforts, and Ethiopia’s Diaspora engagement in the development of the country. Please don’t miss this opportunity. Come and enjoy your evening by partaking Ethiopian traditional meals, dancing the night away with great cultural DJ music.

Tickets are only $30.00 CAD, which includes a buffet dinner.

For tickets or additional information, please contact anyone of the following phone numbers:

  • 778 896 9985
  • 604 716 1581
  • 778 960 7993
  • 604 721 7252

GERD_Project_2015
Photo: GERD Project

About the GERD Project:
https://ethiopiangranddam.wordpress.com/about-gerd/

Additional information on GERD is found here.

Looking forward to seeing you all!!!

 

Source: EADABC

 

 

Ethiopia’s $5bn GERD Project that Could Turn it into Africa’s Water Powerhouse

Milena Veselinovic, for CNN

Tue October 20, 2015

Editor’s Note: Each week, Africa View explores the trends, figures and initiatives shaping Africa. From education and energy to technology and innovation, it showcases topics and influential sectors driving countries on the continent.

(CNN) — It’s called the Grand Renaissance Dam — and the clue is in the name.

With some 8,500 laborers working around the clock on its construction, the imposingly-named dam is surely one of Africa’s most ambitious infrastructure projects, reaffirming Ethiopia’s ambitions of becoming a big regional player and a major exporter of power.

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Ethio Abay Development Association of BC to Hold GERD Fundraising Event on November 28, 2015

VANCOUVER, BC – October 19, 2015 — Ethio Abay Development Association of BC (EADABC) will be holding a fundraising event to raise funds for the GERD project.

Where: At Korean Community Center – 1320 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC [Google Map]

When:  Saturday November 28, 2015 6:30 PM

All are welcome to attend this important fundraising event.

Extraordinary guests of honour will be on the stage to explain about the GERD project, Ethiopia’s development efforts, and Ethiopia’s Diaspora engagement in the development of the country. Please don’t miss this opportunity. Come and enjoy your evening by partaking Ethiopian traditional meals, dancing the night away with great cultural DJ music.

Tickets are only $30.00 CAD, which includes a buffet dinner.

For tickets or additional information, please contact anyone of the following phone numbers:

  • 778 896 9985
  • 604 716 1581
  • 778 960 7993
  • 604 721 7252

GERD_Project_2015
Photo: GERD Project

About the GERD Project:
https://ethiopiangranddam.wordpress.com/about-gerd/

Looking forward to seeing you all!!!

 

Source: EADABC

 

 

Ethio Abay Development Association of BC to Hold GERD Fundraising Event on October 3, 2015

VANCOUVER, BC – September 18, 2015 — Ethio Abay Development Association of BC (EADABC) will be holding a fundraising event to raise funds for the GERD project.

Where: At Axum Restaurant – 1279 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC [Google Map]

When:  Saturday October 3, 2015 6:30 PM

All are welcome to attend this important fundraising event.

Extraordinary guests of honour will be on the stage to explain about the GERD project, Ethiopia’s development efforts, and Ethiopia’s Diaspora engagement in the development of the country. Please don’t miss this opportunity. Come and enjoy your evening by partaking Ethiopian traditional meals, dancing the night away with great cultural DJ music.

Tickets are only $30.00 CAD, which includes a buffet dinner.

For tickets or additional information, please contact anyone of the following phone numbers:

  • 778 896 9985
  • 604 716 1581
  • 778 960 7993
  • 604 721 7252

GERD_Project_2015
Photo: GERD Project

About the GERD Project:
https://ethiopiangranddam.wordpress.com/about-gerd/

Looking forward to seeing you all!!!

 

Source: EADABC

 

 

The 2015 Ethiopian Diaspora Festival to Open Today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Schedule Included)

The first ever Ethiopian Diaspora Festival will open today, August 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Millennium Hall, near Bole International Airport. The festival, scheduled for five days (August 12 to 16), is geared towards engaging the Diaspora to participate in the development of the country.

Several speakers are scheduled to share their experiences and leaders of the country are also expected to address the crowd. By noon today, there were thousands of people trying to register at the hall. Those who pre-registered at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office can avoid the lineup and go to the badge collection desk and claim their “Participant” ID card.

Provided that there is an Internet access at the hall, we will tweet live using our twitter handle ethioabaybc –

http://www.twitter.com/EthioAbayBC

The high level schedule is as follows (East African Time, EAT):

Wednesday, August 12, 2015:

  • 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM – Registration;
  • 2:00 PM – Opening

Thursday, August 13, 2015:

  • 8:30 AM – GTP1 and GTP2 Discussion

Friday, August 14, 2015:

  • 8:30 AM – Panel Discussion

Saturday, August 15, 2015:

  • 8:00 AM – Visit Addis Ababa and Bishoftu

Sunday, August 16, 2015:

  • 2:00 AM – Closing

We have also been informed that a visit to the GERD site and/or Gilgel Gibe site will be arranged after the festival is completed; sometime next week.

We will update this schedule as it becomes available.

Happy event to everyone, and we sincerely thank those who organized this event!

We look forward to attending this historic event!!!

 

 

 

Ethiopia is now the Fastest Growing Economy in the World (Top 13 Countries List)

Editors note: Ethiopia is truly growing exponentially. Investors are lining up to get the piece of the action in this big, ancient, and dynamic country, inhabited with hard-working, almost 100 million people. We are very proud of what Ethiopia has been able to accomplish so far, considering the economy is totally non-oil! This growth is just the beginning. More amazing development — that will contribute to the growth of the country — is on the pipeline. Go Ethiopia Go!!!

The 13 Fastest-growing Economies in the World

By: ELENA HOLODNY
Jun. 12, 2015

China’s crazy growth has been one of the biggest stories over the past several decades.

But the Chinese economy certainly isn’t the only one posting huge growth rates.

We compiled a list of 13 countries with the highest projected compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 through 2017 based on the forecasts from the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects.

Keep in mind that the fastest-growing economies typically aren’t among the largest, most developed ones. In fact, most of these countries suffer from high income inequality, low levels of per capita gross domestic product, elevated political instability, and rampant corruption.

13. China

13. China

REUTERS

2015 GDP: +7.10%

2016 GDP: +7.00%

2017 GDP: +6.90%

2014-2017 GDP CAGR: +7.10%

Economy: China is a manufacturing powerhouse and exporter, and many believe that its economy will surpass that of the US within the next decade. The government faces major problems, however, as the country transitions into a consumption-based economy. Additionally, per capita income is below the world average.

Source: World Bank, CIA World Factbook

12. Rwanda

2015 GDP: +7.00%

2016 GDP: +7.00%

2017 GDP: +7.50%

2014-2017 GDP CAGR: +7.12%

Economy: Ninety percent of the population works in subsistence agriculture or mineral agroprocessing, while tourism, minerals, coffee, and tea round out Rwanda’s economy. Though the country has taken significant steps forward since the 1994 genocide, 45% of the population still lives below the poverty line.

Source: World Bank, CIA World Factbook

11. Tanzania

11. Tanzania

Reuters/Finbarr O’Reilly

2015 GDP: +7.20%

2016 GDP: +7.10%

2017 GDP: +7.10%

2014-2017 GDP CAGR: +7.15%

Economy: Tanzania has recently seen high growth rates because of gold production and tourism. The economy also runs on telecommunications, banking, energy, and mining, as well as agriculture. In terms of per capita income, however, the country is one of the poorest in the world.

Source: World Bank, CIA World Factbook

10. Mozambique

2015 GDP: +7.20%

2016 GDP: +7.30%

2017 GDP: +7.30%

2014-2017 GDP CAGR: +7.30%

Economy: Mozambique has attracted large investment projects in natural resources, which means the country’s high growth rates should continue. Some analysts believe that Mozambique might be able to generate revenues from natural gas, coal, and hydroelectric capacity greater than its donor assistance within five years.

But the vast majority of the country works in subsistence agriculture, and over half the population remains below the poverty line.

Source: World Bank, CIA World Factbook

9. Bhutan

9. Bhutan

Reuters/Kamal Kishore

2015 GDP: +7.90%

2016 GDP: +8.40%

2017 GDP: +7.00%

2014-2017 GDP CAGR: +7.55%

Economy: Bhutan has a small and relatively undeveloped economy that relies on hydropower, agriculture, and forestry. It exports a large amount of hydropower to India, which has the potential to “spur sustainable growth” in the next few years — as long as Bhutan works to fix its “chronic delays in construction.”

Source: World Bank, CIA World Factbook

8. India

8. India

Reuters/Arko Datta

2015 GDP: +7.40%

2016 GDP: +7.80%

2017 GDP: +8.00%

2014-2017 GDP CAGR: +7.57%

Economy: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s India has received high marks from analysts, even with delayed reforms. The services industry is a major source of India’s economic growth, accounting for nearly two-thirds of its output with less than one-third of its labor force. Yet problems such as corruption, poverty, and discrimination against women and girls continue to hold back the country.

Source: World Bank, CIA World Factbook

7. Papua New Guinea

2015 GDP: +16.00%

2016 GDP: +5.00%

2017 GDP: +2.40%

2014-2017 GDP CAGR: +7.60%

Economy: Eighty-five percent of the population works in agriculture, and a small sector exports natural resources including mineral deposits such as gold, copper, and oil. But the government has numerous problematic areas, including security for investors, poor investor confidence, the privatization of state institutions, and the restoration of integrity to state institutions.

Source: World Bank, CIA World Factbook

6. Cote d’Ivoire

2015 GDP: +8.00%

2016 GDP: +7.70%

2017 GDP: +7.50%

2014-2017 GDP CAGR: +7.80

Economy: About two-thirds of the population works in agriculture-related industries. The country is the world’s largest producer and exporter of cocoa beans and is also a major player in the coffee and palm-oil industries.

Source: World Bank, CIA World Factbook

5. Uzbekistan

2015 GDP: +7.60%

2016 GDP: +7.80%

2017 GDP: +8.00%

2014-2017 GDP CAGR: +7.87%

Economy: Uzbekistan has been slowly transitioning from its Soviet past to a market-based economy. It’s the fifth-largest cotton exporter and also has natural gas and gold. Notably, the country is working toward enforcing bans on child labor in its cotton harvesting.

Source: World Bank, CIA World Factbook

4. Myanmar/Burma

2015 GDP: +8.50%

2016 GDP: +8.20%

2017 GDP: +8.00%

2014-2017 GDP CAGR: +8.30%

Economy: Myanmar, one of the poorest nations in Southeast Asia, started an economic overhaul in 2011 in an attempt to reintegrate into the global economy. The country has a young labor force and natural resources, and it has attracted loads of foreign investment.

Living standards for the majority of population, however, have not improved much.

Source: World Bank, CIA World Factbook

3. Democratic Republic of the Congo

3. Democratic Republic of the Congo

Junior D.Kannah/AFP/Getty Images

2015 GDP: +8.00%

2016 GDP: +8.50%

2017 GDP: +9.00%

2014-2017 GDP CAGR: +8.62%

Economy: The Democratic Republic of Congo has huge natural-resource wealth, which it hasn’t been able to efficiently monetize because of systemic corruption, conflict, and political instability. That said, its economic is slowly recovering since the tumultuous 1990s.

Source: World Bank, CIA World Factbook

2. Turkmenistan

2. Turkmenistan

Reuters/Aman Mehinl

2015 GDP: +8.00%

2016 GDP: +9.00%

2017 GDP: +9.00%

2014-2017 GDP CAGR: +9.07%

Economy: Turkmenistan’s extremely corrupt economy relies on two major industries: cotton and gas. The former Soviet republic, which has the fourth-largest known gas reserves in the world, recently started sending its gas to China, and it may even start shipping gas over to Europe.

But “prospects in the near future are discouraging,” however, “because of endemic corruption, a poor educational system, government misuse of oil and gas revenues, and [the capital’s] reluctance to adopt market reforms,” according to the CIA Factbook.

Source: World Bank, CIA World Factbook

1. Ethiopia

1. Ethiopia

Reuters/Barry Malone

2015 GDP: +9.50%

2016 GDP: +10.50%

2017 GDP: +8.50%

2014-2017 GDP CAGR: +9.70%

Economy: Ethiopia’s economy is mostly agriculture-based, but the government has made a push to diversify into manufacturing, textiles, and energy generation. But while the country has seen and (per the World Bank) will continue to see high GDP growth, per capita income remains ones of the lowest in the world.

Source: World Bank, CIA World Factbook

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