U.S. Embassy Awards Special Self-Help Grants to Four Local Organizations

U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Michael Raynor presided over a ceremony awarding grants to four local civil society and community based organizations in Ethiopia through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program managed by U.S. Embassy’s Community Grants Office. The projects will be implemented over the next year, directly impacting the lives of over 500 people in need ...
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U.S. Ambassador launches project to restore Aba Jiffar Palace

The U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Michael Raynor took part in a launch ceremony for a project under the U.S. Ambassador’s fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) aimed at restoring the Aba Jiffar Palace, one of the most important cultural heritage sites in the Oromia Region, and beyond. The U.S. government, through the AFCP, is providing $125,000 through the World Monuments ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Launch of Restoration of Aba Jiffar Palace

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the launch of Restoration of Aba Jiffar Palace Aba Jiffar Palace, Jimma November 2, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good morning. Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, and Friends Thank you all for allowing me to be here this morning. This is my first trip to Jimma, and I’m ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor at the commencement of a preservation project of Bet Golgotha Micheal churches

Remarks by Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the commencement of a preservation project of Bet Golgotha Micheal churches Lalibela, Ethiopia February 3, 2018 (As prepared for delivery) Good morning! Your Excellency Minister of Culture and Tourism, Dr. Hirut Woldemariam, Abba Yared Misganaw, Head of the Administration of the Lalibela Churches, Members of the ...
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U.S.-funded Preservation of Bete Golgotha Mikael Church in Lalibela Launched

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor and Minister for Culture and Tourism, Dr. Hirut Woldemariam, jointly launched a new project for the preservation of Bete Golgotha Mikael Church in Lalibela, on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The preservation work is funded with a grant from the U.S. Embassy through the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).  The project ...
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