education

New fund to nurture Africa’s reading culture – etbaba.com

The International Publishers Association (IPA) will today begin accepting proposals for projects to develop reading culture beyond the classroom in Africa, with grants from the $200,000 Africa Publishing Innovation Fund (APIF) on offer to the best ideas. African publishing leans heavily towards education – up to 90% of sales in some markets – with reading …

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ECA engages media in data production, sharing – etbaba.com

The African Centre for Statistics (ACS) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Tuesday hosted a webinar on the need to improve relationship between producers of statistics and the media in order to enhance end user experience. “Data generated by producers of official statistics are critical for planning, decision making, monitoring and evaluation of …

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AU, ARC launch gender disaster risk management platform – etbaba.com

The African Union (AU) and the African Risk Capacity (ARC), have launched the Gender and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) platform. The platform is expected to ensure the integration of Gender equality and women empowerment issues in DRM landscape. The new platform is expected to contribute to the development and management of knowledge on the issues …

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Funzi, AfricaWork to help recruitment in 37 African countries – etbaba.com

Africa’s number one recruitment service AfricaWork and Finnish mobile learning service Funzi have entered into a partnership to improve the employability of millions of people in 37 African countries. Funzi offers free and premium courses that help job seekers gain relevant employability skills and improve their chances of finding jobs. AfricaWork promotes Funzi courses across …

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U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia finances TV debate series – etbaba.com

The U.S. Embassy to Ethiopia, in collaboration with the International Republican Institute, is pleased to announce the TV debate series “Warka: The Big Debate,” which will air on Kana TV on Sundays from May 2-23, 2021. Similar to the way Ethiopians used to gather under a Warka tree, an indigenous fig tree, to conduct debates, …

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Huawei to help Ethiopia cultivate ICT talent – etbaba.com

Jobs Creation Commission of Ethiopia and Huawei, China’s provider of telecom infrastructure and signed a memorandum of understanding to cultivate ICT talent ecosystem in Ethiopia. The ecosystem will help students and professional to get internationally recognized certification and develop better carrier path in telecom and IT sector. Under this collaboration, Huawei’s training and certification will …

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U.S. Embassy supports Ethiopian journalists training – etbaba.com

On February 8, 2021, the United States Embassy in Addis Ababa launched the first of 25 week-long media trainings throughout Ethiopia to enable the journalists cover the upcoming general elections of the country professionally. This comprehensive media capacity project will train approximately 500-700 journalists across the country. The U.S. Embassy has invested $450,000 (17,730,000 million …

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Ethiopia approves new media proclamation – etbaba.com

The Council of Minister of Ethiopia today approves the news media proclamation that also governess internet-based media outlets, including newswire, syndicates, and social media, among others. Unlike previous media laws of Ethiopia, the new law avoids unnecessary intervention and violations of press freedom by the government, according to Solomon Goshu, one of the lawyers engaged …

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Some 2,000 Africa girls conclude continental coding training – etbaba.com

Approximately 2000 African Girls, among them 124 girls from Ethiopia, today concluded a continental coding boot-camp aimed at promoting the importance of ICTs as a tool for the empowerment of women. Since November 30 the girls were on the training organised in the form of a hybrid (online and in-person) the programme included how to …

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