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    2022 ecosystem impact Ethiopia equality projects

    Voice of Change in Ethiopia

    In 2022, in collaboration with the award-winning radio show Erq Ma’ed and funding from the Swedish Institute, we produced the Voice of Change - a much-needed radio series which highlighted 5 strong and successful Ethiopian women and their stories.

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    Catalyzing Green Business in Ethiopia

    Since 2021, Reach for Change, with the support of the IKEA Foundation, has been implementing a pilot project in Ethiopia aimed at inspiring young people to establish green enterprises. This innovative approach has been delivered in collaboration with four higher education institutions in Addis Ababa, consisting of two TVETs (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) and two universities. The pilot has yielded valuable learnings and insights, including the implementation of a Green Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and a Green Innovation Lab.

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    Creating a green and equal future through social entrepreneurship: The case of Ethiopia

    As developing economies like Ethiopia face the biggest challenges in the world with youth unemployment, high levels of inequality, and are the ones feeling the impact of the changing climate the most, we asked Lemlem to reflect on how social entrepreneurship is an important tool to tackle them and to share some of the inspiring examples and lessons learned from her work.

    Lemlem Sinkineh

    2022 impact story change leader story Ethiopia

    Staying true to your dreams and identity against all odds

    After all the challenges Hamere is now one of the most successful women in Addis Ababa, an example and inspiration for others. Hamere’s dream is to help children rediscover traditional values, bring out their talents and foster a culture of peace, tolerance, and respect.

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    Building a strong and inclusive tech society by teaching children how to code

    Nathan Damtew studied computer science at the University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. When he started his education, he struggled to understand and learn how to work with programming. A big reason for this was that he had no introduction to coding before he started University. That’s when the idea came of introducing coding much earlier for children and youth, in order to prepare them for future education.

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    Reach for Change and IKEA Foundation to support young people in Ethiopia to start green businesses

    The IKEA Foundation is investing 1 million US dollars in Reach for Change to support and develop green entrepreneurship and green jobs in Ethiopia. In total, the project will educate 360 young people in entrepreneurship and support 60 green solutions to develop into sustainable green businesses.

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    Students Bootcamp Training in Ethiopia

    Government officials state that the unemployment rate in Assosa (a town in Ethiopia) is relatively high compared to other regions of the country. This is one of the main reasons why Reach for Change in partnership with GIZ Ethiopia decided to organize the special program and training for students intended to help them create a work opportunity for themselves rather than just wait to be employed.

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    New partnership to improve livelihood in Ethiopia

    We at Reach for Change enter a partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, which is the technical implementation agency for European and German funded projects in the area of economic cooperation and development.