American Spaces

American Spaces in Ethiopia are public spaces that are sponsored by the U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa as platforms for engagement with the Ethiopian people. They provide welcoming environments where visitors can connect, discuss, and learn about the United States and our priorities in Ethiopia through programs and lectures, as well as through books, movies, and magazines. The Spaces are equipped with technologies to enhance dynamic programming including video conferencing, computers, internet access, and cutting edge equipment in our MakerSpaces.  We currently operate five American Spaces – one at the U.S. Embassy, and another in downtown Addis Ababa, along with our American Corners in Jimma, Dire Dawa, and Bahir Dar. Contact us at

Please check out each space for more details.


Satchmo Center

Public Affairs Section
U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa
P.O. Box 1014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: 011-130-7625

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Col. John C. Robinson American Center

CJCR American Corner
St. Mary’s University, Postgraduate Campus
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251 (0) 928575918

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Bahir Dar American Corner

Aba Geneme Mengesha Public Library
P.O.Box 337, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, Ethiopia
Tel: +251 (0) 582264310

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Dire Dawa American Corner

Public Library
P.O.Box 2880, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Tel: 251-25-1-123913

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Jimma American Corner

Public Library
P.O. B ox 203, Jimma, Ethiopia
Tel: +251 (0) 471112759

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Mekelle American Corner

Mekelle American Corner
Adi-Haki Campus, Mekelle University
Mekelle, Ethiopia
Tel: +251-0342402389

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