On March 27, the new Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC) was inaugurated by senior representatives of the World Bank and the Government of Ethiopia. After the official ceremony, eight local climate entrepreneurs showcased their innovative ideas before investors, potential partners, and delegates from UKAid and the Government of Norway. Addisu Sime showed the audience how his green venture Gogle Energy Saving Stove has developed a climate-smart way to cook injera and provide hot water to thousands of households in Addis Ababa.
New Climate Innovation Center launched to jumpstart clean-tech and climate-smart agriculture ventures in Ethiopia
A new World Bank–supported business hub, the Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC), was launched on March 27, 2014 in Addis Ababa to support pioneering clean technology enterprises that address climate change while creating jobs and improving livelihoods.
March 27 will mark the official launch of the Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC), a new business hub designed to support local clean energy and climate technology ventures and create green jobs in the region.
A new series of assessment studies by infoDev analyzes challenges and opportunities offered by the development of Agribusiness Innovation Centers (AIC) in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Senegal and Nepal.
Addis Ababa University and infoDev signed today a $5 million grant agreement, officially unveiling a new Climate Innovation Center (CIC) in Ethiopia, slated to launch in 2014.
A vision to boost growth opportunities through the Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center’s Proof of Concept Competition
The Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC) marks the start of its initiatives with a Proof of Concept competition announced on March 17, 2013
In a blog post for the World Bank Private Sector Development Blogroll, our very own Anthony Lambkin details the female entrepreneurial persective in Ethiopia that aims to help increase the presence of female-led innovation in various roles in all markets throughout the country.
Through local partner Precise Consult International, infoDev has launched a nationwide contest in Ethiopia to search for the next wave of innovations that can help curb climate change and create inclusive jobs.
On the occasion of the 102nd International Women's Day on March 8, 2013, we would like to highlight Dr. Mitslal Kifleyesus-Matschie's achievements and challenges in the field of women's empowerment through her creation of the for-profit social enterprise, Ecopia.
A poor enabling environment for entrepreneurs is one of the main obstacles to lift African agriculture, traditionally focused on commodities trading, into a flourishing agribusiness sector. New approaches should lead to a sector which sells its products to local and regional markets and has serious job creation potential.