19 Oct, 2016

New UNIDO Project Supports Employment and Entrepreneurship for Ethiopia’s Women and Youth

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Earlier this month, the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) launched the Youth and Women Entrepreneurship Promotion (YoWEP) project in Addis Ababa. The YoWEP project seeks to support the Ethiopian government’s efforts to tackle the challenges of unemployment among youth and women, as well as the corresponding rise of economically driven migration. Partners to the project believe support for

5 May, 2016

UNESCO Biosphere Excursion: Learning experience for young environmentalists from Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates

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From UNESCO The second part of the first UNESCO Biosphere Excursion, a binational programme in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ethiopia, took place in April 2016. A group of sixteen inspired students and young professionals from Ethiopia and the UAE met on 6 April for an excursion to protected areas in Abu Dhabi, Dubai,

19 Oct, 2013

Envoy on Youth signs joint statement on cooperation on youth issues with the African Union

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Concluding a two-day official visit to Ethiopia, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi yesterday signed a joint statement on strengthening the cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union (AU) on youth issues. The visit took place following an official invitation from and was organised in close cooperation with UN-Habitat. The statement, […]

15 Oct, 2013

Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth begins official visit to Kenya and Ethiopia, meets with senior UN officials

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The Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi is on a week-long official mission to Africa, where he will visit Kenya and Ethiopia, to conduct a series of meetings with UN and African Union (AU) officials, as well as with local youth groups. On Monday morning, Alhendawi met with the Director of the UN Office in Nairobi […]

3 Sep, 2013

UNDP Supports Young Ethiopians to Move From Unemployment to Entrepreneurship

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“Light is coming out of my city,” says 20-year old Abonesh Dejene, referring to the success of a UNDP training and business development initiative in southern Ethiopia. Dejene, of Wolyta Sodo town, is the sole female in a group of young people who were once unemployed after dropping out of school, but have now completed […]