Hackathon Workshop on “Election” Challenge in Ethiopia

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa conducted its latest hackathon on the topic – “A digital solution for individuals to electronically verify their voter registration information.” This was the sixth 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 ...
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U.S. Embassy Launches 2nd SolveIT! — National Innovation Competition

The U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa in partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is sponsoring the second SolveIT! A national innovation competition, where Ethiopian youths will develop tech-based solutions to address community challenges. The program officially launched in Addis Ababa on February 1, 2019, with regional launches to follow in 14 other cities in ...
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USAID’S Development Innovation Ventures Program Accepting New Applications

Check out this opportunity for Ethiopian innovators! USAID is looking to support local problem solvers, innovators, and entrepreneurs with ideas for how to solve development challenges with funding up to $5 million for successful projects. The application is simple and open to anyone, anywhere, at any time.
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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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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Troy Fitrell at SolveIt! Reception

Troy Fitrell U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affairs at Solve It! Reception U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa September 21, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good afternoon and thank you all for coming. First, I want to congratulate each of you for being here – a huge accomplishment all by itself. You’ve been selected because you had an idea ...
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