CIPE Launches Civic Engagement Hub Website in Ethiopia

01.04.2021 | Jennifer Assily

The Center for International Private Enterprise is proud to unveil the CIPE Civic Engagement Hub website. The site complements the CIPE Civic Engagement Hub’s physical space in Addis Ababa and will provide regular updates on events, training opportunities, and digital resources to support the growth and development of civic organizations and entrepreneurs in Ethiopia.

As a part of CIPE’s East Africa Regional Office, the CIPE Civic Engagement Hub is an incubator, co-working space, resource center, and community for civil society groups, associations, and social entrepreneurs working on new approaches to civic participation and advocacy in Ethiopia. The Hub was established in the spring of 2020 with the goal of fostering a vibrant, cross-sectoral community for the next generation of civic leaders in Ethiopia. It focuses on providing tools and resources to develop sustainable organizations, offering community-building opportunities, and supporting grassroots advocacy efforts.

The CIPE Civic Engagement Hub is an incubator, co-working space, resource center, and community for civil society groups, associations, and social entrepreneurs working on new approaches to civic participation and advocacy in Ethiopia.

As part of the site, we’re excited to highlight our co-working space members who are tackling tough issues related to gender equality, youth empowerment, and equitable digital development head-on. We’re also happy to share that the Hub’s digital resource library is now live and will continue to be updated as we develop and compile new resources.

The library currently includes guides on digital economy policy dialogue, youth advocacy, and cost-benefit analyses for civil society organizations. The Hub hosted its first Civic Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition, which kicked off with an advocacy training workshop from December 28–30, 2020. We invite you stay tuned as we announce the competition winners in early 2021.

The CIPE Civic Engagement Hub in Ethiopia.

As we continue to grow, we’ll be providing regular updates on upcoming events and opportunities on our events page. If you have questions about the CIPE Civic Engagement Hub or have recommendations about how we can better support civic-minded organizations and entrepreneurs in Ethiopia, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we’d be happy to hear from you.