• The Ethio-Turkish Business and Investment Forum was Held in Istanbul-Turkey on April 27 & 28, 2015

    The Ethio-Turkish Business and Investment Forum jointly organized by WAFA Marketing and Promotion, Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association (ECCSA) in collaboration with the FDRE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy of Ethiopia in Turkey and the Turkish Ministry of Economy (DEIK) was held in Istanbul, Turkey, on 27 and 28 April 2015.

    The Forum, which brought together top executives and key decision makers representing both the private and publics sectors aims to be the largest gathering of Turkish and Ethiopian economic movers and stakeholders. The summit brought together prominent business leaders and associations, government officials and business people who will discuss a range of issues on fostering investment and trade through B2B, B2G, market linkages and plenary sessions among others.

    Delegates of over 60 private and public sectors comprised of Textile/garment, leather and leather products, manufacturing, chemical industries, construction, agriculture and agro-processing, electronics, pharmaceuticals, furniture selected in their business excellence and pertinent government ministries and institutions officials including the State Minister of FDRE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E Dewano Kedir took part in the forum. The delegation was led by H.E. Ahmed Abitew, Minister , FDRE Ministry of Industry.

    The primary objective of the Business and Investment forum was to attract Turkish investors in the above mentioned specific sectors. The forum was believed to strengthen the Turkish and Ethiopian private sector partnership. In addition to this, it provided a platform for public and private sector partnership, a policy dialogue with Turkish and Ethiopian decision makers. The business and investment forum  also showcases the new investment opportunities and potential market Ethiopia has to offer to the business community of Turkey.

    The envisaged forum was part of the activities to promote Ethiopian business, investment, trade and tourism potentials in different parts of the world. Similar forums have already taken place in the USA, four times (2009, 2011, 2013,2014) , 2014, Italy (2012), UK (2011), India (2011), Japan (2013), Russia (2013), South Korea (2013) , and Germany (2014) Canada (2014) .

  • Int’l construction event opens in Ethiopia


    Int’l construction event opens in Ethiopia

    Published on: 15/10/16

    Turkish companies dominated a construction and technology event in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Friday.

    The 7th International Construction, Construction Equipment and Technology Exhibition saw 110 companies from 10 nations begin a four-day display of cutting-edge technology.

    Friday’s event comes amid a drop in customs tariffs in Ethiopia designed to stimulate investment.

  • 1St Addis Ababa Information Communication Technology Development Agency

    1st Addis Ababa ICT Agency Exhibition and Conference

    AAICTDA in collaboration with WAFA Marketing & Promotion organized its first Exhibition and conference at Ethiopian National Conference Center starting from June 2 – 4, 2014.

    In this exhibition and conference, there were different participants from government office, private companies and students introducing new problem solving innovations.

    There was also a panel discussion, Quiz and Innovation contests in this program. 

  • 44 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in at U.S. Embassy To Teach Ethiopians


    44 Peace Corps Volunteers at U.S. Embassy To Teach Ethiopians

    Published on: 09/17/2016

    44 new Peace Corps Volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa were sworn in by Chargé d'affaires Peter Vrooman today.

    These Volunteers will be working as English language teachers in rural towns throughout Ethiopia. The group is the fifteenth group to swear in as Peace Corps Volunteers since 2007. They will join over 200 currently serving volunteers in Ethiopia and over 7,000 currently serving volunteers around the world. The G15 PCVs will be living and serving in Oromia, Tigray, Amhara, and SNNPR.

  • 5ኛው ሀገር አቀፍ የኅብረት ሥራ ኤግዚብሽንና ባዛር በስኬት ተጠናቀቀ

    5ኛው ሀገር  አቀፍ  የኅብረት  ሥራ  ኤግዚብሽንና  ባዛር  በስኬት  ተጠናቀቀ                                                                              የካቲት7/2010

    በኤግዚብሽን መዓከል ከየካቲት 2፣ 2007 ዓ.ም ጀምሮ እስከ ዛሬ እለት የካቲት 7፣2007 ሲካሄድ የቆየው 5ኛው ሀገር አቀፍ የኅብረት ሥራ ኤግዚብሽንና ባዛር በስኬት ተጠናቋል፡፡በፌደራል ኅብረት ሥራ ኤጀንሲ እና በዋፋ ማርኬቲንግ እና ፕሮሞሽን አስተባባሪነት “የኅብረት ሥራ ማህበራት ግብይት ለፍትሃዊ ተጠቃሚነት” በሚል መሪ ቃል ሲካሄድ የነበረው ኤግዚብሽንና ባዛር 291 የሚደርሱ የኅብረት ሥራ ማህበራት አሳትፏል፡፡

  • Dubai Chamber sends delegation to Kenya, Ethiopia to develop trade relationships


    Dubai Chamber sends delegation to develop trade relationships

    Published on: 04/10/16

    The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced that a trade mission will be visiting Kenya and Ethiopia this week. The mission is part of the Chamber of Commerce's strategy to increase trade with the promising markets of the world, especially African markets.

    The President of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce said "As part of our strategy to provide Dubai businesses the best opportunities for growth, this trade mission will put delegates in contact with some of the most influential figures across the private and public sectors in the two countries thus enabling them to gather a deeper understanding of the investment climate and business opportunities at hand in the East Africa region." 

    The mission which will be led by Majid Al Ghurair, chairman of the Dubai Chamber and will include leading figures from the Al Fardan Group of Companies; Rivoli Group LLC; Nasser Bin Abdullatif Alserkal Establishment; Dubai Investments Industries;and the SS Lootah Group and Lootah Technologies and General Trading.

    Source: MFA

  • Ethio- Russia Investment Forum

    Ethio-Russia Business & Investment Forum

    WAFA Marketing and Promotion Plc, in partnership with Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Europe Directorate General, and the Ethiopian Embassy in Russia, organized the first Ethio-Russia Trade Investment Forum in Moscow on February 26, 2013. 

    The business forum showcase a new investment opportunities and potential Ethiopia has to offer to the international business communities. It also creates a platform for Ethiopian private sectors to establish business partnership and relationship with businesses (B to B) in Russia.

    WAFA Marketing and promotion has organized similar forums successfully in the United States(2009 and 2011), United Kingdom, Italy and India. 

  • Ethio-South Korea Trade and Investment Forum

    Ethio-South Korea Trade and Investment Forum

    South-Korean Embassy in Ethiopia , FDRE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asia & Oceania Affairs Directorate, Business Diplomacy Directorate General and others team with WAFA Marketing and Promotion plc , organized the “Ethio-South Korea Trade and Investment Forum” on June 19,2013.

    During the forum, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is giving a special focus to Economic Diplomacy, promoted Ethiopia’s great resource potential and investment opportunities to its South Korean peer.

    Ethiopian Investors from various trade and agriculture sectors as well as more than 15 governmental and private university representatives participated during the forum.

    Apart from the Ethio-South Korea forum, Ethiopia and South Korea celebrated the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relationship between the two nations. Furthermore Ethiopian Airlines started direct flight from Addis Ababa to Seoul on June 18th, 2013.

    EFDR Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr Tewodros Adhanom led the forum and also Governmental & non-governmental organizations and Investors attended the event.

  • Ethiopian Institution of Ombudsman

    Ethiopian Institution of the ombudsman

    The other event that the company organized in 2012 was the panel discussion for the Ethiopian Institution of the ombudsman. This was a one-day event to discuss press law/proclamation 590/2000 and other issues on Good Governance. During the event Federal and Regional Administrative heads, commissioners, Directors, mayors, higher officials, civic Association Leaders and other important guests participated. The Event took place in Hilton Hotel and was laved for the papers that were presented and Translation.

  • Geda System under Process of Registration as Intangible Heirtage

    Geda System under Process of Registration as Intangible Heirtage

    Published on: 02/10/16

    The democratic values of Geda system have enhanced its possible registration by UNESCO, according to the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritages.

    The process of registering the Geda system at UNESCO is expected to be finalized in November this year.

    The Geda System has been practiced among the Oromo people for ages as the manifestation of their history, belief and source of indigenous knowledge and ancient democratic order. The system is based on five age groups that assume political, social and economic power in a cycle of eight years of peaceful power transition.

  • Happy Ethiopian New Year!!

    Happy Ethiopian New Year!!

    Wafa Marketing and Promotion PLC wishes you all to have a very happy and prosperous Ethiopian New Year.

    We'll continue delivering the latest information regarding to Trade, Business, and Investment. Invite your friends and let them know what is new today. While working with us, you'll have the following services: - 

  • Irrecha Great Run at Bishoftu Town


    Irrecha Great Run at Bishoftu Town

    Published on: 02/10/16

    The 10km road race, which was organized in connection with the celebration of Irrecha (thanksgiving), attracted Some 45,000 community members and 400 athletes dawn from 21 clubs participants, including elite athletes from 21 clubs.

    Athletes who finished the race 1-10 received cash prize. Those who finished first, second and third in both men’s and women’s category got each a 20,000, 15,000 and 10,000 birr prize, respectively.

  • Irrecha to be observed Sunday


    Irrecha to be observed Sunday

    Published on: 30/09/16

    Irrecha (thanksgiving) will be celebrated next Sunday in Bishoftu town, Oromia Regional State.

    According to Culture and Tourism Bureau of the town, preparations have been finalized to welcome attendees and vistors as well as to observe the festival peacefully and colorfully.
  • Marcus Samuelsson adds Ethiopian spices into his “The Red Rooster Cookbook”


    Flavorful Ethiopian spices featuring in the Rooster's menus

    Published on: 04/10/16

    The James Beard Award-winning chef, Marcus Samuelsson, has just released his "The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem". The New York Times, reviewing Mr. Samuelsson's latest book, noted that Marcus Samuelsson was born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden, before coming to New York to make his home and his reputation in Harlem.

    The reviewer said it was clear from "The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem" that he had also found magic there. It said his "restaurant, which opened in 2010, was a meditation on modern Harlem, an embrace of its past and a vision for its future — vibrantly diverse, effortlessly cool."

  • The 4th “Ethio-US Business & Investment Summit”

     After months of skillful preparations, the two states, Houston - Texas and Los Angeles - California are ready to welcome their guests.This forum is organized and structured with themes of promoting investment, foreign trade, and tourism. After coming a long way, the forum was commemorated in Houston in July 30, 2014 and Los Angeles in  August 1, 2014 .Therefore, the forum that was assembled in Houston was organized to bring giant companies in Texas and neighboring states which are closely affiliated and effective in working on agriculture, energy, and mining sectors.

    In addition, higher institutions that are keen in working with Ethiopian Universities in areas of education and research was part of this forum. Furthermore,   the forum taking place in Los Angeles was organized by bringing forth multinational companies and sectors in the specialization of Agriculture, Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Tourism in California and neighboring states. This 4th “Ethio-US Business Forum” was considered as an important    platform for showing business and investment opportunities, creating the joint venture between Ethiopian business companies and American corporations though introducing Ethiopian products to the American markets. The “Ethio-US Business Forum” was hence organized in collaboration with the Ethiopian Embassy in US, WAFA Marketing and Promotion, Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and FDRE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The “Ethio-Canada Business Forum” is the next project WAFA is working on.

  • ሀሮማያ ዩኒቨርሲቲ በምርምር ያገኛቸውን የሰሊጥና የለውዝ ዝርያዎች መልቀቁን ገለጸ


    ሀሮማያ ዩኒቨርሲቲ በምርምር ያገኛቸውን የሰሊጥና የለውዝ ዝርያዎች መልቀቁን ገለጸ

     ጥቅምት 29/02/2009

     ሀሮማያ ዩኒቨርሲቲ በምርምር ያገኛቸው ከፍተኛ ምርት የሚሰጡና በሽታን የመቋቋም አቅም ያላቸው ሁለት የሰሊጥና ሦስት የለውዝ ዝርያዎችን መልቀቁን አስታወቀ።  

    በዩኒቨርሲቲው የቅባት እህሎች ተመራማሪ ረዳት ፕሮፌሰር አማረ ከበደና ብሔራዊ የለውዝ ምርምር አስተባባሪ አቶ ሰልጠነ አባዲ ለኢዜአ በስልክ እንደገለጹት፣ አዲስ የተለቀቁት የሰሊጥና የለውዝ ዝርያዎች በምርታማነታቸው፣ በጥራታቸውና በሽታን በመቋቋም አቅማቸው ውጤታማ መሆናቸው በምርምር ተረጋግጧል።

    ረዳት ፕሮፌሰር አማረ ከበደ ሰሊጥን አስመልክተው በሰጡት መግለጫ እየተጠናቀቀ ባለው የፈረንጆች ዓመት በብሔራዊ ዝርያ አጽዳቂ ኮሚቴ ፀድቀው የተለቀቁት የሰሊጥ ዝርያዎች "ባሃ ዘይት" እና "ባሃ ነጮ" የሚል ስያሜ ተሰጥቷቸዋል ።

  • ህብረቱ ለቀዳማዊ ኃይለስላሴ እና ለቀድሞው ጠ/ሚ መለስ ዜናዊ መታሰቢያ ሃውልት እንዲቆም ወሰነ


    ህብረቱ ለቀዳማዊ ኃይለስላሴ እና ለቀድሞው ጠ/ሚ መለስ ዜናዊ መታሰቢያ ሃውልት እንዲቆም ወሰነ

    ሰኔ 29 ፣ 2009

    ለአፍሪካ ህብረት መመስረትና የአህጉሩን ህዝብ ድምጽ በመወከል ከፍተኛ አስተዋጾኦ ላበረከቱት ለታላቁ መሪ መለስ ዜናዊና ለቀዳማዊ ኃይለስላሴ እውቅና ተሰጠ።

    እውቅናው የተሰጠው 29ኛው የአፍሪካ ህብረት የመሪዎች ጉባዔ ዛሬ ሲጠናቀቅ ነው።  

    ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለማርያም ደሳለኝ የጉባዔውን መጠናቀቅ አስመልክተው በሰጡት ጋዜጣዊ መግለጫ እንዳሉት እውቅና የመስጠቱ ሃሳብ የመነጨው ከአፍሪካዊያን መሪዎች ነው።

    በዚህም ታላቁ መሪ መለስ ዜናዊና ቀዳማዊ ኃይለስላሴ እውቅና የተሰጣቸው የኢትዮጵያ መሪዎች ሆነዋል። 

  • ለፓርኮቹ ግንባታ የሚያስፈልግ 30 ቢሊዮን ብር በመሰባሰብ ላይ ነው


    ለፓርኮቹ ግንባታ የሚያስፈልግ 30 ቢሊዮን ብር በመሰባሰብ ላይ ነው

    ጥቅምት 28/02/2009

    በአራት ክልሎች ለሚገነቡ የግብርና ማቀነባበሪያ ኢንዱስትሪ ፓርኮች የሚያስፈልግ 30 ቢሊዮን ብር በማሰባሰብ ላይ መሆኑን የኢንዱስትሪ ሚኒስቴር አስታወቀ።

    የአገሪቱን የገጠር አካባቢዎች ተጠቃሚ ለማድረግ በአራት ክልሎች የኢንዱስትሪ ፓርኮች ግንባታ ለመጀመር ዝግጅት እየተደረገ ነው።

    ሚኒስትር ዲኤታው ዶክተር መብራህቱ መለስ እንደገለጹት በአማራ፣ ኦሮሚያ፣ ደቡብና ትግራይ ክልሎች ለሚገነቡ አራት የግብርና ማቀነባበሪያ ኢንዱስትሪ ፓርኮች የሚያስፈልግ 30 ቢሊዮን ብር የማፈላለግ ሥራ እየተሰራ ነው።

    ፓርኮቹ በትግራይ ሁመራ፣ በአማራ ቡሬ፣ በደቡብ ይርጋለምና በኦሮሚያ ቡልቡላ የገጠር ከተሞች የሚገነቡት ሲሆን እያንዳንዳቸው እስከ 7 ነጥብ 5 ቢሊዮን ብር ያስፈልጋቸዋል ተብሏል።

  • በማህበራዊ ሚዲያዎች ልናጋራቸው የማይገቡ 10 ነገሮች!

    በማህበራዊ ሚዲያዎች ልናጋራቸውየማይገቡ 10ነገሮች!

    ጥቅምት 23/02/2009

     ግዙፉ የማህበራዊ ትስስር ገፅ ፌስቡክ የብዙዎቻችን ሁነኛ የመረጃ ምንጭ ከሆነ አመታት ተቆጥረዋል።

    በፌስቡክ አማካኝነት ትኩስ፣ ትክክለኛ እና ሚዛናዊ መረጃዎች እንደሚለቀቁ ሁሉ አወናባጅ፣ ወቅታዊ ያልሆኑና ለአሉታዊ አላማ የሚወጡ ዜናዎችም አሉ።

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