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Africa Weekly Updates

Ethiopia - Twenty-five participants representing city chambers and women entrepreneurial and sector-based associations participated in a training program to develop a regional business agenda (RBA) in Hawassa. The program was hosted by CIPE, along with implementing partner Precise Consult and the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations, the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (ECCSA), and the International Finance Corporation.

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Ethiopia – CIPE and its partners the Ethiopian and the Tigray Chambers of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (ECCSA, TCCSA) held a workshop in Mekele on regional business agenda concepts and methodologies, communications, and national-level experience on public-private dialogue.

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Ethiopia – Precise Consult International hosted a reception in Addis Ababa to recognize more than 30 Ethiopian volunteer trainers. CIPE Field Representative Hailemelekot Asfaw and consultant Henok Assefa delivered welcome remarks and thanked the Ethiopian trainers who have participated in CIPE training sessions and provided instruction as part of the Ethiopian Chamber Academy, a professional management and leadership program of the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association (ECCSA).

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Washington, DC – As part of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), CIPE participated in the Private Sector and Civil Society Partnership Expo where 500 young leaders from throughout Africa learned more about organizations and resources available to them once they return to their home countries. CIPE Program Officers Julie Craig, Maiko Nakagaki, and Erica Poff met with the fellows at the CIPE table and shared information about CIPE’s work in sub-Saharan Africa as well as CIPE’s youth programming.

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Ethiopia – CIPE partner the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association (ECCSA) and the Ethiopian Ministry of Trade hosted a Public Private Dialogue (PPD) Forum that focused on several important business issues, including access to finance, loan systems for small and medium business firms, regulatory issues, tax audit systems, and the need for a private sector road map in developing the country. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn attended the event,which was opened by ECCSA President Solomon Afework.

Weekly Update: Multiregional

HIGHLIGHTS
CIPE partner in Ethiopia launches new Youth and Women’s Business Unit; CIPE partner holds entrepreneurship training program in Venezuela; CIPE partner in Pakistan conducts annual conference with more than 100 business leaders

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Ethiopia – Per request of the U.S. Embassy, CIPE and its partner the Ethiopia Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association (ECCSA) met with U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Counselor Francis Peters, US Embassy Commercial Officer Cheryl Monticello, and U.S. Embassy Commercial Specialist Abdulkader Hussen to discuss the newly established Ethiopian Chamber Academy accomplishments so far as well as planned activities in the upcoming two years, and the role of the Chamber Academy in the East African region.

Weekly Update: Multiregional

HIGHLIGHTS
CIPE partner launches Ethiopian Chamber Academy; CIPE leads coalition-building and advocacy training workshop for the Young Entrepreneurs Association in Jordan; CIPE KnowHow mentor visits mentee association in Kenya

Weekly Update: Africa

Ethiopia – CIPE Field Representative Hailemelekot Asfaw traveled to Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region (SNNPR) in Southern Ethiopia to meet with the SNNPR Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association, the City Chambers of Hawassa and Dilla, and the SNNPR Women’s Entrepreneurs Association. Asfaw met with the leaders of each association to discuss common business challenges and the formation of a region-wide business coalition to work on a Regional Business Agenda (RBA).

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