Solve IT! 2020 – A Year of Smarter Solutions

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 11, 2020 – Solve IT 2020, a nationwide innovation competition to encourage young Ethiopians to address community issues through the application of software, hardware and other technologies, launched on March 11, 2020.  The third in a series of competitions, Solve IT 2020 will be promoted across 15 cities in Ethiopia and …

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Hackathon Workshop on “A Digital Solution for Efficient Vote Counting and Announcement

Hackathon Workshop on “A Digital Solution for Efficient Vote Counting and the Announcement of Election Results” in Ethiopia Addis Ababa, March 3, 2020: The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa conducted its latest hackathon on the topic – “A digital solution for efficient vote counting and the announcement of election results.” This was the eighth hackathon …

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Ethiopia Hacks! 7.0

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa conducted its latest hackathon: “Digital Solutions to Elections-related Technology.” This was the seventh hackathon conducted by the U.S. Embassy in a series of twelve under its Ethiopia Hacks! program. Ethiopia Hacks! is conducted in partnership with the Google Developers Group (GDG) and the Centre for Accelerated Women’s Economic Empowerment …

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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at SolveIt Closing Ceremony

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the SolveIt Closing Ceremony Addis Ababa August 19, 2019 (As prepared for delivery)   The Honorable Ambassador of Japan, Mr. Daisuke Matsunaga, The Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, Mr. Makoto Shinkawa, Distinguished guests, colleagues, and friends, And most importantly, the wonderful and very impressive participants in …

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U.S. Embassy Launches Ethiopia Hacks! During Global Entrepreneurship Week

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa launched the first in a series of 12 hackathons under its Ethiopia Hacks! program as part of its annual Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration. Ethiopia Hacks! is conducted in partnership with the Google Developers Group (GDG- Addis) and the Centre for Accelerated Women’s Economic Empowerment (CAWEE). Each hackathon will challenge …

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U.S. Embassy Showcases Winning Projects from Solve IT! Competition

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa wrapped up its SolveIT! competition with a public showcase of 31 innovative technology projects on September 22, 2018.  SolveIt! is a national innovation competition launched by the U.S. Embassy in collaboration with U.S.-based NGO Humanity plus (H+) and iCog Labs and an Ethiopian Artificial Intelligence (AI) company. The SolveIT! …

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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at Solve It! National Competition

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at Solve IT! National Competition Mosaic Hotel, Addis Ababa September 22, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Her Excellency, Ms. Efra Ali, State Minister for Science and Technology. Distinguished guests, friends and colleagues. Thank you very much for being here this afternoon, as we celebrate the fantastic results of an …

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U.S. Embassy Partners with Fulbright Scholar to Showcase how Efficient Cook Stoves Reduce Pollution, Save Fuel

U.S. Embassy Partners with Fulbright Scholar to Showcase how Efficient Cook Stoves Reduce Pollution, Save Fuel Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 7, 2018: The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa partnered with U.S. Fulbright Scholar, Professor Tsegaye Nega, to host a demonstration event to showcase efficient cook stoves that can eliminate more than 95% of indoor air …

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