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!!!

 

 

 

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በውጭ አገር ለሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውን የተላለፈ ጥሪ – To all Ethiopians In Diaspora (Video)

Diaspora Festival will take place from August 12 to 19, 2015 in Addis Ababa.

The people of Ethiopia are inviting all Ethiopians in Diaspora to this very important festival.

በውጭ አገር ለሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውን የተላለፈ ጥሪ – To all Ethiopians In Diaspora

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Information on Amhara Region Diaspora Festival (Planned for 2016)

Note: The Oromia Diaspora Festival takes place in August 2015. The Amhara Diaspora Festival will take place in the summer of 2016.

ለመላው የአማራ ተወላጆች ኢትዮጵያንና ትውልደ-ኢትጵያን በሙሉ የቀረበ የልማት ጥሪ፣

እንደሚታወቀው የኢትዮጵያ የዳያስፖራ ቀን ከነሐሴ6-10/2007 ዓ.ም ( ከኦገስት 12-16/2015) በአዲስ አበባ በታላቅ ድምቀት ለማክበር ከፍተኛ እንቅስቃሴ በመደረግ ላይ ነው፡፡ ይሕው ብሔራዊ የዲያስፖራ በዓል አከባበር እንደተጠናቀቀ የአማራ ብሔራዊ ክልላዊ መንግስት የአማራ ተወላጆች ኢትዮጵያዊያንና ትውልደ-ኢትጵያዊያንን በክልሉ ባለፋት ሁለት አስርት አመታት ባካሄደችው ዘርፈ ብዙ የልማት እንቅስቃሴዎችንና የተገኙ ውጤቶችን በማስጎብኘት የፓናል ውይይት ለማድረግና በቀጣይ በክልሉ የኢንቨስትመንት ፍሰት የሚጠናክርበትና የዲያስፖራው ተሳትፎና ተጠቃሚነቱን ለማጎልበት በሚያስችሉ ሁኔታዎች ላይ ለመምከር በዝግጅት ላይ ይገኛል፡፡

የአማራ ብሔራዊ ክልላዊ መንግስት እስካሁን በክልሉ ለተመዘገቡት ውጤቶች መገኘት የክልሉ መንግስትና መላው የክልሉ ህዝብ ትኩረታቸውን ድህነትን በማስወገድ ዘላቂ ልማትን ለማረጋገጠ ባደረጉት ሁለንተናዊ ርብርብ ላይ የዲያስፖራው ሚና ልዩ ስፍራ ሊሰጠው እንደሚገባው ያምናል፡፡ ይህ እንደተጠበቀ ሁኖ ሀገራችን በ2017 መካከለኛ ገቢ (low middle income) ካላቸው አገሮች ተርታ ለማሰለፍ በሚደረገው ርብርብ ላይ የክልሉ መንግስት የበኩሉን ሚና እንዲያበረክት ማስቻል ሲሆን በቀጣዩ ሁለተኛው የአምስት አመት የዕድገትና ትራንስፎርሜሽን እቅድ ዘመን መንግስት፤ የክልሉ ህዝብና ድርጅታችን ብአዴን በተደራጀና በተቀናጀ አግባብ ከግብርና ወደ ኢንደስትሪ በሚደረገው መዋቅራዊ ሽግግር እና የሀገሪቱን ሕዳሴ ለማረጋገጥ በሚደረገው ሁለንተናዊ እንቅስቃሴ ውስጥ ዳያስፖራው እያበረከተ ያለውን ድርሻ ይበልጥ በማጐልበትና በማጠናከር፣በክልሉ/በሀገሪቱ የትራንስፎርሜኑን ጉዞ ስኬታማ ለማድረግ የላቀ ሚና ለመጫወት ነው፡፡

ከላይ የተገለፀውን ክልላዊና ሀገራዊ ግብ ለማሳካት፤ ክልሉን ለማልማትና በየደረጃው የሕዝቡን ተጠቃሚነት ለማረጋገጥ በዚሁ ዘርፈ ብዙ የልማት እንቅስቃሴ ላይ የአማራ ተወላጆች ኢትዮጵና ትውልደ-ኢትጵያንን በጉዳዩ ላይ በግልፅ በማወያየትና መግባባት ላይ በመድረስ ከወትሮው በተለዬ መልኩ ተሳትፏቸውንና ተጠቃሚነታቸውን ለማሳደግ ሰፊ እንቅስቃሴ በማድረግ ላይ ነው፡፡ በመሆኑም ከላይ በተደጋጋሚ እንደተገለፀው የጉብኝቱና ውይይቱ መሠረታዊ ዓላማ የአማራ ተወላጆች ኢትዮጵያንና ትውልደ-ኢትጵያንን ከክልላቸው ብሎም ከሀገራቸው ጋር ያላቸውን ትስስር ይበልጥ በማጠናከር ራሳቸውን ሕዝባቸውንና ሀገራቸውን እንዲጠቅሙ በሚያስችሏቸው መስኮች ሁሉ የነቃና የተደራጀ ተሳትፎቸውን ለማጎልበት የሚያስችሉ ምቹ ሁኔታዎችን በጋራ ምክክር ለማረጋገጥ ያለመ ነው፡፡

ስለሆነም ከተለያዩ የዓለም አገራት በአዲስ አበባ ለሚከበረው ብሔራዊ የዲያስፖራ በዓል አከባበር፣ በራሳችሁ ፕሮግራም ወደ አገር ቤት የመጣችሁ፣ እንዲሁም በተለያዩ የአገራችን አካባቢዎች በኢንቨስትመንትና በልዩ ልዩ ሙያና የልማት ሥራዎች ላይ በመሳተፍ ላይ ያላችሁ የአማራ ተወላጆ ኢትዮጵያንና ትውልደ-ኢትጵያን የብሔራዊ በዓል አከባበሩ እንደተጠናቀቀ በክልሉ ርዕሰ ከተማ ባህር ዳር ላይ በሚደረገው የምክክር መድረግ ላይ እንድትገኙለት የአማራ ብሔራዊ ክልላዊ መንግስት በአክብሮት ጥሪውን እያቀረበ በያላችሁበት ሆናችሁ በኦንላየን መመዝገብ ትችሉ ዘነድ በውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስቴር መ/ቤት ሥራውን የሚያስተባብሩ ባለሙያዎች፡-

1. አቶ ደመቀ ዘመነ ሽፈራው  ሞባይል፡ +251 913 81 37 80  የኢሜል አድራሻ፡ dzemene@aol.com

2. ከበደ በየነ ብሩ  ሞባይል፡ +251 939 48 04 83 የኢሜል አድራሻ፡ kebede2310@yahoo.com

3. ሞላልኝ አስፋው አያና ሞባይል፡ +251 911 22 10 53 የኢሜል አድራሻ፡ amolalign@yahoo.com

እንዲያስተባብሩ የተወከሉ መሆናቸውን እየገለፀ ያገሩን ሠርዶ በሀገሩ …. እንዲሉ፣ መላ የአማራ ተወላጆች ኢትዮጵያውያንና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያውያን በህዳሴ ግስጋሴ ላይ ወደምትገኘው ክልላችሁ እንድትመጡና በክልሉ እየተከናወኑ ያሉ ዋና ዋና የልማት ፕሮጀክቶች ጉብኝትና በፓናል ውይይቱ ላይ እንድትሳተፉ በክብር ተጠርታችኋል፡፡ የአማራ ብሔራዊ ክልላዊ መንግስት ባህር ዳር እጅ ለእጅ ተያይዘን የክልላችንንም ሆነ የሀገራችንን ህዳሴ እናረጋግጣለን!!

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Ethiopians in Greater Toronto Area Celebrate the 9th Anniversary of Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Day (Video)

Ethiopians in the greater Toronto area celebrated the 9th Anniversary of Nations, Nationalities & Peoples Day on December 13, 2014

Video Timeline:
00:00 – 04:00 = Introduction
04:00 – 10:00 = Speech by H. E. Ambassador Birtukan Ayano, Ethiopian Ambassador to Canada
10:00 – 16:49 = Speech by Joe Daniel, Conservative MP for Don Valley East
16:50 – 21:30 = Speech by Hannah Godefa, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to Ethiopia
21:31 – 26:09 = Speech by an Ethiopian-Somali representative, Mr. Umer Ali
26:10 – 33:40 = Celebration Dances by Participants

Click here for Amharic Report

Watch this memorable video:

 

 

Ethiopia has a Potential to Generate 1 Million MW of Power from all Energy Sources, Says CCTV

A power sector conference just concluded in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has agreed to tap into the country’s huge hydro resource to make the country self sufficient. The conference also emphasized the country’s plans to export power to neighbouring countries.

Ethiopia has a potential to generate 1 Million MW of power from all energy sources, including wind, hydro, thermal and more.

CEO of Ethiopian Electric Power, Engineer Azeb Asnake, says, “there is no any limit in generation capacity” for investors. So, investors can invest in any range of capacity. Additionally, investors can benefit from tax holidays, as the government is encouraging investments in power, manufacturing, agriculture and many other industries.

Ethiopia is currently exporting 100 MW of power to Djbouti and 32 MW of power to Sudan.

CCTV’s Girum Chala reports:

Remarks by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in New York City

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and his team had a great meeting with US President Barack Obama and his team on the sidelines of the NY environmental summit. The meeting discussed common interests like investment, economic development, regional security, and more.

“I think theres no better example than what has been happening in Ethiopia — one of the fastest-growing economies in the world”, says President Obama.

Watch the video below (full speech, in text, is found below this video):

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Report from the 9th Ethiopian Diaspora Business Forum Held on August 2-3, 2014 in Washington, DC

The 9th Ethiopian Diaspora Business Forum was held on August 2-3, 2014 at The George Washington University and Grand Hyatt Washington, respectively.

This year marks the 9th year since The Ethiopian American began organizing the annual business Forum. The Forum reviewed opportunities and challenges on “Investing in Ethiopia’s Emerging Technology Sector” in recognition of the growing importance of technology as a key driver of innovation in the Ethiopian economy; Investments in the power sector was closely looked, as one of the most attractive investment and technology transfer areas, where investments from the Diaspora is poised to make a lasting impact.

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