The New Diaspora Policy in Amharic and English

The Diaspora Policy document has been improved and re-written after a detailed research on previous directives and implementation of the activities pertaining to the Diaspora.







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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Report on Diaspora Policy Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Audio)

Report by Tamrat Yemane, Addis Ababa Ethiopia June 2013

Report on the recently held meeting with Diaspora Ethiopians.

The foreign ministry held the meeting with Diaspora Ethiopians from all over the world to discuss on new policy on Diaspora and on ways to engage the large Diaspora population on development.

Click to listen to these open discussions (Amharic Audio):




It was a very frank, open, and well attended meeting that brought out a number of issues Ethiopia must do to improve the lives of the Diaspora returnees (and those who plan to return back).

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