Launch of OPIC 2X Africa and African Women’s Economic Empowerment Dialogue

Today, in front of women leaders and entrepreneurs at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Acting President and CEO David Bohigian launched OPIC 2X Africa, a W-GDP initiative, which seeks to directly invest $350 million to help mobilize $1 ...
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Readout of Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump’s Muya Site Visit in Ethiopia and Announcement of OPIC Financing for Muya

Upon arrival, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, USAID Administrator Mark Green and OPIC Acting President and CEO David Bohigian met with Sara Abera, the owner of Muya Ethiopia, a leading textile and handicrafts company that got its start through the assistance of USAID. The delegation toured the Muya Ethiopia production facility, met with employees, learned more about ...
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Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and USAID Administrator Mark Green Meet Ethiopian Women in Coffee Association Entrepreneurs

Today, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and USAID Administrator Mark Green met with businesswomen in the coffee industry at Dumerso Coffee in Addis Ababa to discuss the opportunities and challenges women entrepreneurs face in Ethiopia. During the meeting, Ms. Trump expressed United States’ support for improving the opportunities for women to start and grow ...
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White House Advisor to the U.S. President Ivanka Trump Arrives in Addis Ababa

White House Advisor to the U.S. President Ivanka Trump arrived in Addis Ababa today, April 14, for a two-day visit that will focus on African women’s economic inclusion and empowerment. She was greeted by U.S. Ambassador to the African Union Mary Beth Leonard and U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Michael Raynor and is joined by USAID ...
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U.S. Embassy Conducts Workshop on Countering Gender Based Violence

The U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa conducted a three-day workshop on Countering Gender Based Violence (GBV) from May 14-16 to foster cooperation and coordination among Ethiopian and international stakeholders. The workshop included instruction on identifying GBV offenders, best practices in conducting forensic interviews of offenders, training for medical professionals in conducting evaluations of GBV survivors to ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Ethiopian Government’s Declared State of Emergency

We strongly disagree with the Ethiopian government’s decision to impose a state of emergency that includes restrictions on fundamental rights such as assembly and expression. We recognize and share concerns expressed by the government about incidents of violence and loss of life, but firmly believe that the answer is greater freedom, not less. The challenges ...
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