Announcement of IEITCP in Ethiopia( May 23, 2019 )
On 23 May 2019 in Addis Ababa, during the visit of FICCI Team, the Ethiopia announcement of the programme was officially made by H.E. Mr. Anurag Srivastava, Ambassador of India to Ethiopia together with Hon’ble Engineer Dr. Getahun Mekuria, Minister of Innovation and Technology of Ethiopia, in presence of State Ministers, Secretaries and senior officers from Government of Ethiopia, Private Sector Federation, India Business Forum, three top incubation centers and the national media. During the visit, the Ethiopian Government confirmed that its National Vision Plan focuses on 9 Priority Sectors (Agriculture & Animal Husbandry, Health Water & Sanitation, Renewable Energy, ICT & IT, Trade & Industry, Mines, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Environment & Forestry, Infrastructure). Specific interventions in these sectors would be identified by MInT Ethiopia, in consultation with all public & private stakeholders, and provided as the assessed needs of Ethiopia to be matched with technology-led innovations from India. As agreed during the bilateral Ministerial Meeting in Hyderabad, it is now proposed that an India Ethiopia Innovation & Technology Expo will be held in Addis Ababa on 3-4 September 2019.