25 June 2015
Irish Aid is recruiting a Programme Officer to oversee and support its partners in SNNPR. The job will require regular and ongoing interaction with the Regional Government, CSOs at an operational and strategic level, and with the Irish Aid team in Addis Ababa on the implementation of programmes within agreed results frameworks.
9 June 2015
On 9 June 2015, the German and Irish Ambassadors to Ethiopia handed over 25 solar-powered health centres in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) to the Ministry of Health, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The ceremony took place at the Gebaba health centre in the remote Silte Zone.
17 April 2015
The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North-South Co-operation, Mr Seán Sherlock TD, has welcomed the announcement that Ethiopian Airlines flights from Addis Ababa to Washington DC and from Addis Ababa to Toronto will transit Dublin Airport (rather than Rome) from 10 May. These transits will be in addition to the new Addis Ababa-Dublin-Los Angeles (and return) route which will begin in mid-June.
17 March 2015
This year for the first time the stelae in Aksum (or Axum) will join the list of famous landmarks worldwide going ‘green’ on Saint Patrick’s Day. The ruins of the ancient city of Aksum are one of nine sites in Ethiopia which feature on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and one of the country’s major tourist sites.
15 March 2015
The 12th edition of the annual 5km women-only run took place in Addis Ababa today. Irish Aid Ethiopia is among the sponsors of this important event, which dates back to 2004 and was originally set up as a way to celebrate the achievements of Ethiopia’s great female athletes.
14 March 2015
The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North-South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today departs on a three day visit to Ethiopia, as part of the Government’s “Promote Ireland” initiative to mark St. Patrick’s Day. Minister Sherlock’s visit will combine trade and investment engagements with visits to a number of Irish Aid funded initiatives which have a commercial or private sector focus.
12 February 2015
Today the Civil Society Support Programme (CSSP) funded by Irish Aid Ethiopia launched the new Strategic Partnership Grants (SPGs) during a two day event bringing together CSOs, donors and other stakeholders.
07-08 February 2015
Iodine deficiency has long been recognised as a major public health problem in Ethiopia, with estimates of three quarters of the population suffering from varying degrees of deficiency. Over the past decade, there has been keen interest on the part of the Government of Ethiopia to exploit and develop a domestic salt industry, and establish a national universal salt iodization (USI) programme.
Auranta MagGrow is an Irish company currently establishing the process to manufacture and distribute its MagGrow spraying equipment (knapsacks, tractor booms and greenhouse booms) to smallholder and commercial farms in both Ethiopia and Kenya through the creation of Auranta MagGrow Limited subsidiaries in the two countries.
In 2015 Irish Aid Ethiopia will assume the role of Donor Chair in the Donors Working Group of the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP). The PSNP is one of the largest social protection programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa, with an annual budget for transfers of ca. $400 million.
Despite pockets of urban growth, rural poverty and malnutrition in the Tigray region of Ethiopia remain stubbornly high. About 80% of the population lives in rural areas and the majority are subsistence farmers. Mostly this group produces on average only 40% of their annual minimal food requirements.