CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FULBRIGHT AFRICAN RESEARCH SCHOLAR PROGRAM

The Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to announce the Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP) for the 2019/2020 academic year. The ARSP is administered for the U.S. Department of State by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), a division of the Institute of ...
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U.S. Embassy Warns of Scams – There Are No Fees to Enter the Embassy or American Spaces

The U.S. Embassy has been alerted to reports of scams, where unsuspecting residents are offered access to the Embassy compound for visa interviews, or to visit American Spaces.  The Embassy wishes to reiterate that no such fees are required. The Embassy’s American Spaces Program offers free public access to facilities that include state of the ...
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Call for Applications for Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a United States government-funded Fulbright program that brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and substantive professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts.
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Troy Fitrell at a reception in honor of the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellows from Ethiopia

Congratulations to all the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders finalists and alternates!  You’ve been selected for one of the most exciting, inspiring and life-changing exchange programs from the Department of State.
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Troy Fitrell at the 4th ELPA Annual Conference

The U.S. Embassy is proud to support English language teaching in Ethiopia, and we have made it a priority in our engagement with universities and others.  In the 21st century mastery of English language is not just a luxury, it is a requirement for full engagement in the global economic and global scholarship. 
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4th English Language Professionals’ Association Conference Held in Addis

The 4th English Language Professionals’ Association (ELPA) Annual Conference was held from April 28 – 29, 2018 at the Organization for Women in Self Employment (WISE) training center. The two-day conference focused on the theme of “Building Reading Culture in Schools” and brought together more than 325 English language professionals from throughout Ethiopia and ten ...
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English Access Microscholarship Program Launched at Bahir Dar University

The English Access Microscholarship Program in Bahir Dar was launched at Bahir Dar University today.  “Through the Access program, Ethiopian youths will acquire English language and life skills that will create new opportunities and pave the way to a successful future,” said Counselor for Public Affairs David Kennedy.  He added, “These students are part of ...
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United States Supports Widening Access to Justice through Clinical Legal Education

The U.S. State Department in partnership with the Addis Ababa University School of Law launched a new project titled Widening Access to Justice through Clinical Legal Education today and marked the event with a ceremony at Addis Ababa University. The project aims to improve access to justice through the provisioning of legal aid service to ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Troy Fitrell at Honoring President John F. Kennedy’s Legacy in Supporting Education

Remarks by Troy Fitrell  Deputy Chief of Mission in Honoring President John F. Kennedy’s Legacy in Supporting Education Hawassa College of Teachers Education, Ethiopia December 14, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon everyone. I’d like to thank Ato Mitiku Kajisho (mɪtɪku kɑːdʒʃɔː), Vice Dean of the Hawassa College of Teacher Education (HCTE), and Ato ...
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U.S. Embassy Launches Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Program

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is pleased to announce the launch of the Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Program – Ethiopia, which will  bring American scholars to teach, research, and collaborate in over sixty academic disciplines from 2018-2019 in Ethiopia. The program is launched by the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia, in partnership with Bahir Dar University, ...
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USAID-funded TV Series to Boost Reading, Writing, and Social Skills

In a collaborative effort to improve the reading and writing skills of Ethiopian students, the U.S. government supported a local social enterprise in the production of the Tsehai Loves Learning educational T.V. series. The episodes were launched at the Ethiopian National Archives and Library Agency in Addis Ababa. The Tsehai Loves Learning episodes are part ...
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“This program has made me a better and empowered leader”

I first heard about the Mandela Washington Fellowship in 2014 and out of a pure excitement to see President Obama, I applied for the first ever round of applications without enough preparation and understanding of what the program is really about. I was not successful of course, but I tried again after two years and, ...
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Remarks by Troy Fitrell at Peace Corps Ethiopia Swearing-In Ceremony

Remarks by Troy Fitrell Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy At Peace Corps Ethiopia Swearing-In Ceremony  U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa September 15, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Selam nau and indemen aderachu!  Aqam Aqam! Kemey Wu’elkum!  Good afternoon! My duties as Charge d’Affaires require me to perform many functions, but this is my first opportunity ...
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39 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in at U.S. Embassy

Charge d’Affaires Troy Fitrell administered the oath of service to 39 new Peace Corps Volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa today. These Volunteers will be working as English Teachers in the four administrative regions of Amhara, Tigray, Oromiya, and SNNPR. With this new group there are now 130 Peace Corps Volunteers in Ethiopia ...
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Improving Access for Persons with Disabilities

The U.S. Embassy and the National Archives and Library Agency (NALA) today signed a $90,000 (over 2 million ETB) co-financing agreement for the construction of a public-access elevator that will make the resources of the Library and the Colonel John C. Robinson American Center user-friendly and available to all. The partnership between the U.S. Embassy ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Troy Fitrell at the Elevator Installation Grant Signing Ceremony

Remarks by Troy Fitrell Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy at the Elevator Installation Grant Signing Ceremony American Center, Ethiopia September 14, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen, In any society, everyone needs to have a role in contributing to success.  As communities, we need to make an effort to enable all ...
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Promotion of the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF)

Call for Interest Promotion of the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) General Information Funding Federal Agency: Department of State, United States Embassy, Public Affairs Section Announcement Type: Call for Interest Funding Opportunity Number: PAS/NOFO17/006 Funding Opportunity Title: Promotion of the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement Posted Date: August 16, 2017 Closing ...
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Grant Opportunity: 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Engagement Project

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy to Ethiopia is pleased to announce an opportunity for local non-profits and non-government organizations engaged in youth programs to administer the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) Alumni Engagement Project. The award amount is a maximum of $25,000 with an implementation period of up to one year. ...
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Alumni Small Grants Competition

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy to Ethiopia Grants Notice: Alumni Small Grants Competition   The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy to Ethiopia is pleased to announce an open competition for Alumni Small Grant Projects through the Public Diplomacy Grants program.  The purpose of funding projects is to provide Ethiopian ...
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U.S.-Ethiopian University Linkage Seed Grant Competition

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy to Ethiopia Grants Notice: U.S.-Ethiopian University Linkage Seed Grant Competition   The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy to Ethiopia is pleased to announce a competition for U.S.-Ethiopian University Linkage Seed Grant projects through the Public Diplomacy Grants program.  The purpose of funding these projects ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the International Community School

Remarks by Peter Vrooman Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Classroom Building at the International Community School of Addis Ababa June 02, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Thank you for the introduction and for the invitation to attend this important event.  I would first like to acknowledge ...
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Call for applications for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

FULBRIGHT PROGRAM FOR MID-CAREER PROFESSIONALS The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a United States government-funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs.  Initiated in 1978, this program is part of the Fulbright exchange programs. The Humphrey Fellowship brings accomplished professionals from designated countries in Africa, Asia, the ...
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50th Anniversary of JFK Library at Addis Ababa University Celebrated with Photo Exhibition

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – In honor of the 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy Memorial Library  at Addis Ababa University (AAU), The United States Embassy partnered with AAU to host an event opening a new photo exhibition commemorating President Kennedy’s life and work.  The exhibition will be on view at the University from May 15, ...
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USAID Support to ISTEP Program Gets People with Disabilities into the Workplace

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 5, 2017 – Over the past three years, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD) Association to help hundreds of people with disabilities to prepare for and enter the workforce. The Inclusive Training and Employment Program for and by persons with ...
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USAID Provides School Supplies for Students in Drought Affected Areas

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 27, 2016 – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development, has completed the printing and delivery of critical scholastic materials for an estimated 2.8 million boys and girls throughout Ethiopia. USAID’s efforts were aimed at protecting vulnerable children’s right to education, following one of the worst droughts ...
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English Access Microscholarship Program Launched at Hawassa University

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 24, 2016: The English Access Microscholarship Program in Hawassa was launched at Hawaasa University today.  “Education is the key to success, and through the Access program we are supporting Ethiopian youths to reach their full potential as citizens and future leaders,” said Cultural Attache Li Ping Lo.  She added, “With the ...
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U.S. – Ethiopia Universities Seek Partnership to Ensure Food Security And Broader Engagement

The Public Affairs Section of U.S Embassy in Addis Ababa organized a workshop on Higher Education Linkages between U.S. and Ethiopian universities August 15-17, 2016 at the Hilton Hotel. The workshop was divided into two segments: a one-day workshop on August 15 for the U.S. delegation and 12 leading Ethiopian agricultural universities focused on food ...
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