24September2017

Some 107 high-potential women trained in women entrepreneurship and leadership in livestock businesses from the Amhara, Oromia, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) State and Tigray States graduated at a ceremony held on the premises of Women in Self Employment (WISE) yesterday. The graduates bring the total number of women trained in entrepreneurship and leadership to 211.

USAID supported the five-month training under its Agricultural Growth Programme-Livestock Market Development Activity(AGP-LMD). The training, which focused on technical, business and leadership skills, is expected to assist the graduates to become successful business operators as well as mentors to other women in their communities.

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By Samuel Taye

Ethiopia has clear and attainable trade policy which helps to develop and ensure broad international market linkage and thereby generate large amount of foreign exchange. Likewise, the country has put in place an appropriate investment policy that enables to attract foreign investment which is at the centre of the country's economic diplomacy.

The economic diplomacy policy of the country is, therefore, helping the nation to diversify its trade, investment areas and widens the international market horizon that vividly accelerated growth in these sectors of the economy.

Today, a number of companies and investors from Asia, Europe, America and the Middle East are highly interested to invest in Ethiopia more than ever. Many countries are also growing their diplomatic relations to more intensified economic ties with Ethiopia.

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addisababaVentures Africa: It’s pretty hard to miss the buzz that has been on about the African economy, with large markets and a huge consumer market-base, Africa has become one of major hub of business in the world. The African continent is deemed the world’s fastest growing with 5 to 6 percent growth rate for the several years. With a steadily growing population (it is predicted that a quarter of the population will be African in 2050), this renewed attraction to Africa is rather well-needed as it creates a two-way chain to both Africa and the companies as they are able to take advantage of the large markets available in Africa to boost their goals.

A research by hotel booking platform Jovago, revealed these top seven business destinations. They particularly stand out in their regions in terms of their strategic locations, economic sectors and peculiar cultures. Without doubt, Africa is home to great countries with abounding opportunities for business to flourish.

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Ethiopian banks and microfinance firms are launching mobile money services, helping reach swathes of the population that now have little access to branches or services, the mobile technology providers and banks said.

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On Saturday 17th January 2015, AWiB held the 2nd series of the round table discussion (RTD) facilitated by Tsigie Haile focusing on women’s common agendas.

The aim of the RTD is to raise and address important issues through informal discussions on which the audience takes active role. Moreover, the RTD gives members an opportunity to express their thoughts and share their experiences.

Tsigie Haile is the founder and director of a non-governmental organization, Women In Self Empowerment (WISE), that empowers women through various skills trainings and assistance. She is the title holder of AWiB’s Woman of Excellence for creating opportunities and positively changing the lives of tens of thousands of women and their families through WISE. For more information on Tsigie, please visit www.ethiopianwomenunleashed.org

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A new customs proclamation is promulgated and is in effect as of Wednesday December 24, 2014. The new bill has fully replaced the former customs bill, Proclamation Number 622/2009.

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Ministry of Transport announced Ethiopia is going to start using Sudan’s main seaport for the importing goods.

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Looking around the somewhat roundtable at the Hilton, as early as 8:30 a.m. on a Friday morning, one would not believe such a meeting could not only be held in Ethiopia, but also  led by women.  It feels a necessity to have fresh juice and black coffee as early as you can, even before consuming food, so that was how the networking was conducted at the beginning of AWiB’s Annual Partnership Breakfast. This event is unique in that the call for partnership is not one of begging funders for money, but of strategizing to address AWiB’s as well as partner companies’ needs; creating win-win for both.

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Ethiopia has scored double-digit growth in the past 10 consecutive years.  Recognizing the role of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) in the socio-Economic development of the country and giving special attention to the sector, MSEs policy and strategy is prepared and imprinted in the past 17 years.

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Cook Helina Tesega is showing the city what's 'wot' when it comes to Ethiopian dining.

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AWiB would like to proudly acknowledge its partners for the year.

2015-2016