National Quality Infrastructure
Ethiopian Standards Agency
Institute of Ethiopia
Adama Science and
Addis Ababa Science
Science & Technology
To see Ethiopia entrench the capacities which enable rapid learning, adaptation and utilization of effective foreign technologies by the year 2022/23.
Coordinating, encouraging and supporting science and technology activities that realize the country’s social and economic developments.
Ethiopian Standards Agency (ESA) and Standards Institution of the Republic of Turkey (TSE) signed Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in their endevour to excelling in standardization on the 7th Ethio-Turkey Investment and Business Forum held at Sheraton Addis on December 28, 2016.
The two sides expressed their commitment to establish partnership and strengthen bilateral cooperation on joint training and capacity building programs, coordination with other relevant international and regional institutions working on standards, exchange of visits and organization of joint events, and exchange of standards information.
As such, ESA and TSE agree to arrange exchange of visits of the senior management of TSE and ESA, to explore organizing and sponsoring conferences, workshops, technical symposia on standardization subject to their mutual interest, exchange current catalogues of their national/regional standards and procedures published by the respective organizations.
The MoU is signed between H.E Dr.Ing. Getahun Mekuria and the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Turkey, Mr. NihatZeybekcinoted.
Honorable Belaynesh Zevadia, Ambassador of the State of Israel to Ethiopia, paid courtesy visit to the Ministry of Science and Technology on 6th of December 2016. Ambassador Belaynesh was received by Minister for Science and Technology, H.E. Dr.-Ing. Getahun Mekuria, who acknowledged her continued support to promote science and technology initiatives in Ethiopia. Ambassador Belaynesh on her part noted that the government of the State of Israeli is keen to work on science and technology as a venue for broader Israeli-African collaboration.
Honorable Belaynesh and H.E. Dr.-Ing. Getahun also agreed on the need to exert more effort in nurturing collaborative engagements particularly in academic and research areas. They also agreed to work closely in bringing together Ethiopia's Science and Technology Universities with similar institutions in Israel.
የሳይንስና ቴክኖሎጂ ሚኒስቴር በየአመቱ የሚያካሄደው ሀገር አቀፍ የሳይንስ ቴክኖሎጂ እና ኢኖቬሽን ሽልማት ለ7ኛ ጊዜ ቅዳሜ ህዳር 10 ቀን 2009 ዓ.ም በአፍሪካ ህብረት ማንዴላ መሰብሰቢያ አዳራሽ አካሄደ፡፡
በሳይንስና ቴክኖሎጂው ዘርፍ አበረታች ውጤት ላስመዘገቡ 140 ተመራማሪዎች፣ የምርምር ተቋማት፣ የቴክኒክና ሙያ ትምህርት ስልጠና ሰልጣኞችና አሰልጣኞች እንዲሁም ከ5-12ኛ ክፍል ያሉ ተማሪዎችና መምህራኖች በሀገር አቀፍ ደረጃ ተሸላሚ ሆነዋል፡፡
በሽልማት ፕሮግራሙ ተገኝተው ለተሸላሚዎች እውቅና እና ሽልማት የሰጡት የኢ.ፌ.ዲ.ሪ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃ/ማርያም ደሳለኝ ሲሆኑ ባደረጉት ንግግር ከሳይንስና ቴክኖሎጂ እምርታ ውጪ የአገር እድገት የማይታሰብ መሆኑን አሳስበዋል፡፡ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ አክለውም መንግስት ለፈጠራ ባለሙያዎች ሁለንተናዊ ድጋፍ እንደሚያደርግና በሚኒስቴር መስሪያ ቤቱ የተጀመሩ አበይት ፕሮጀክቶችም ተጠናክረው እንዲቀጥሉ እና አስፈላጊውንም ድጋፍ ከመንግስት እንደሚደረግላቸው ገልፀዋል፡፡
ሚኒስቴር መስሪያ ቤቱ ሳይንስና ቴክኖሎጂን ለማበልፀግ ብሄራዊ የባለ-ተሰጥዖ እና የሳይንስ ዝንባሌ ያላቸው ተማሪዎች የሚማሩበት ልዩ 2ኛ ደረጃ ት/ቤት ለመገንባት በዝግጅት ምዕራፍ ላይ መሆኑን የኢ.ፌ.ዲ.ሪ የሳይንስና ቴክኖሎጂ ሚኒስቴር ሚኒስትር ዶ/ር ኢንጂነር ጌታሁን መኩሪያ ተናግረዋል፡፡ በተጨማሪም ሚኒስትሩ በአዲስ አበባና በክልል ከተሞች የሳይንስ ካፌን ለመክፈት ዝግጅቱን አጠናቆ የተግባራዊነት ጫፍ ላይ መድረሱን ገልፀዋል፡፡
H.E. Dr.-Ing. Getahun Mekuria Kuma has been appointed as the new Minister for Science and Technology beginning the 1st of November 2016. The appointment is part of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's cabinet reshuffle that came in the first week of November.
H.E. Dr.-Ing. Getahun has served the Ministry for the past two years as State Minister and Director General. Previously, H.E. Dr.-Ing. Getahun worked for the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology of Addis Ababa University in different academic and management capacities. He earned his BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from Addis Ababa University. He completed his PhD degree in the same field at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. The appointment of H.E. Dr.-Ing. Getahun as the Minister for Science and Technology is expected to galvanize the transformation process that the Ministry has already embarked on.
A high level delegation led by Honorable Mr. Jianguo Hou, Vice Minister for Science and Technology of the Peoples Republic of China, visited MoST on the 10th of October 2016. Vice Minister Jianguo Hou's visit to Ethiopia came following the launching of the Second China-Africa Science and Technology Partnership Program (CASTEP 2.0) which includes eight priority areas of actions aimed at promoting the Sino-Africa partnership in science and technology.
During discussions held at the headquarters of MoST, Ethiopia's Science and Technology Minister H.E. Mr. Abiy Ahmed acclaimed the ongoing collaboration between the two Ministries particularly in the areas of human resource capacity development and institutional capacity building. Honorable Mr. Hou, on his part, noted that the launching of CASTEP 2.0 will further strengthen the collaboration between the two Ministries.
The Ministers' discussion was also notable for reaching on a preliminary consensus on the need to jointly work in three specific areas: Science and Technology Landmark Establishment in Addis Ababa, Popularization and Promotion of Science and Technology in Ethiopia and Human Capacity Development. The significance of working together on those areas was also underlined during the Vice Minister's discussion with Ethiopia's Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Demeke Mekonnen.
An official delegation represented by Dr Teshome Alemneh, Associate Vice President for International Research and Development of Indiana University visited MoST on the 15th of November 2016. Dr. Teshome held discussions with State Minister of MoST, H.E. Professor Afework Kassu and other officials from Ministry of Science and Technology as well as top level management of Addis Ababa and Adama Science and Technology Universities. H.E. Professor Afework stressed the paramount importance of collaboration between Indiana University and STUs for institutional capacity building and excellence in academic and research endeavors.
The discussion ultimately culminated in a consensus to renew the commitment to further strengthen institutional collaboration in areas of academic staff and student exchange, strengthening and expanding graduate training opportunities, university leadership capacity building, and joint research and publication. The visit by Dr. Teshome is an extension of the institutional collaboration launched in December 2015 with the visit by high level Ethiopian delegation to Indiana University.
Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) is a governmental institution that established for the first time in December 1975 by proclamation No.62/1975 as a commission. Following the change in government in 1991 and with the issuance of the new economic policy, the Commission was re-established in March 1994 by Proclamation No.91/94. The commission went into its 3rd phase of re-institution on the 24th of August 1995 by Proclamation No.7/1995, following the establishment of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia as an Agency.
Later on, in 2008 the government upgraded the Agency as one of the Cabinet ministries accountable to the prime minister and the council of ministers by the proclamation No. 604/2008 and reestablished recently too in October 2010 according to definition of powers and duties of the executive organs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia proclamation No. 691/2010.