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United States Announces More Than $21 Million for USAID’s Civic Engagement in Ethiopia

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USAID/Ethiopia Mission Director Scott Hocklander, launches The USAID Ethiopia Civic Engagement Activity, Addis Ababa, December 11, 2023. (Courtesy of U.S. Embassy)

US Embassy in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, December 12, 2023 – USAID launched a new civic engagement project to support Ethiopia’s growing civil society sector on December 11, 2023. The USAID Ethiopia Civic Engagement Activity is designed to strengthen Ethiopia’s social fabric in support of more inclusive, peaceful, and responsive governance.  The $21.5 million activity will be implemented by Creative Associates International and end in 2027. 

The activity was launched in the capital city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  In celebration of Ethiopian culture – and in respect to civil society’s role of developing Ethiopian solutions for Ethiopian problems – engaged in a lively panel discussion after a customary coffee ceremony, invoking the longstanding Ethiopian tradition of debating important issues over coffee.

The four-year activity will utilize a number of approaches to engage civil society actors, including grants to organizations – such as research institutes, civic incubation centers, and civil society organizations and networks – which are actively involved in promoting civic participation.  “By bolstering Ethiopian organizations’ abilities to engage in advocacy, dialogue, and collective action for peaceful, democratic progress, USAID is ultimately empowering the voices of Ethiopians across the country, including marginalized groups,” said USAID/Ethiopia Mission Director Scott Hocklander, at the event.

USAID is devoted to the health, welfare, and prosperous future of the people of Ethiopia.  In 2022 alone, USAID invested more than $1.8 billion across the country in humanitarian and development aid.  Today’s announcement is another example of cooperation between the American people and the people of Ethiopia.

To learn more about the U.S.- Ethiopia partnership, visit: U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia and follow U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa | Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  




  1. Subject: “United States Announces More Than $21 Million for USAID’s Civic Engagement in Ethiopia” December 12, 2023″

    Humble OPINION, 12 Dec 2023
    a). “U.S.- Ethiopia partnership” is well known for time immemorial.

    b). Ethiopians are deeply familiar and in love with the Americans.

    c). Let me guess: Ethiopians who visited and migrated to USA are more than to any country around the Globe. Correct

    d). The USA Embassy in Addis Ababa is well known as the Honorable and FRIENDLY Diplomatic Palace — I dare say,
    any where around the Globe.


    —————— KEEP IT THAT WAY, PLEASE ——————-

  2. This is another example of USA still standing by the sides of those beleaguered people of Ethiopia. Meanwhile, what are those despots in Moscow and Beijing are doing? The one in Moscow is having fits to run for president for the 5th time and eliminating visible and imaginary opponents in the process. The other demonic commie in Beijing is so busy churning ingredients for fentanyl and land grabbing from the most peace mongering people next door on one hand and dousing water cannon on another peaceful neighbor. But when the people of the old country need medicines and hospital supplies, USA is right their with plane loads. When those people are in want of food, Good Ole USA is right there with tons of life saving food aid. Above all out of its long-held conviction that the old country needs someone to show her a way out of deadly and destructive wars, USA is there to help the country have peace. You don’t see a spoonful of rice from those two ruffians in Moscow and Beijing. Commies, commies, commies! Do I have nothing but utter contempt for them and their after births!!!


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