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H.E. Dr. Ing. Getahun Mekuria, FDRE Minister of Science and Technology presenting an award or recognition to the previous Minister H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed

H.E. Dr. Ing. Getahun Mekuria, FDRE Minister of Science and Technology with Professor Afework Kassu, Deputy Minister.

The inauguration ceremony of EBTI (Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute) with H.E. Dr. Ing. Getahun Mekuria, FDRE Minister of Science and Technology and other officials

H.E. Dr. Ing. Getahun Mekuria, FDRE Minister of Science and Technology and event participants.

The inauguration ceremony of EBTI (Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute) with H.E. Dr. Ing. Getahun Mekuria, FDRE Minister of Science and Technology and other officials

H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn the Prime Minister of FDRE along with other Chinese and Ethiopian High Government Officials including H.E. Dr. Ing. Getahun Mekuria, FDRE Minister of Science and Technology in the china Belt and Road Initiative

H.E. Dr. Ing. Getahun Mekuria, FDRE Minister of Science and Technology along with H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn the Prime Minister of FDRE signing of MoU with INSPUR Group for the establishment of HPC/BDA Center at AASTU, 200TFlop Computation Capacity, 2pB storage capacity, with full HW and SW Package, it would serve as CoE for All Africa in HPC/BDA

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 Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation have signed an MoU

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) of the F.D.R.E. and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation have signed an MoU to jointly advance the collaborations of the two countries in the field of Science and Technology. The State Minister of MoST, H.E. Prof. Afework Kassu and the Deputy Minister of Education, and Science of the Russian Federation, H.E. Mr. Pavel Zenkovich, further discussed on implementation strategy of the terms of the MoU. 

 

Additionally, MoST signed an MoU with the Russian ROSATOM on human capacity development and establishment of laboratory facilities on Nuclear Science and Technology for Peaceful Applications. Ethiopia is currently using Nuclear Technologies for Radiation Therapy in the Health Sector, for Sterilizing Tsetse flies in the Agricultural Sector, and for NDT in the Industrial Sector. The isotopes for these different applications are being imported under strict safety conditions. MoST is keen to developing Ethiopia's Human Resource for these peaceful applications of the Technology.

Stet Minister H.E. Prof. Afework Kassu and Deputy Director General of ROSATOM Mr. Nicolay Spasskiy have signed the MoU.

The MoUs are considered to further boost the current Ethio-Russian bilateral cooperation in the field of Science and Technology to a much higher level. Both MoUs were signed in Moscow, Russia, on 19 June, 2017.

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 Ethiopia Striving to Advance Science technology Role in Economy 

The Deputy PM, who visited Singapore leading a high level delegation, underlined the importance to learn from best practices of Singapore in this regard.

During its stay in Singapore, the delegation has visited institutions that became center of excellence in science and technology and consensus was reached to work together with the institutions on human resource development.

Noting that Singapore’s priority to science and technology enabled it to become a manufacturing hub in the region, Demeke said that it is importance for Ethiopia to support its economic activities with science and technology as well as research.

He also emphasized the need to produce more skilled labor in science and technology fields so as to sustain the structural transformation.

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr.-Ing Getahun Mekuriya, member of the delegation said the delegation have managed to identify areas that could take lessons from Singapore.

Science and technology, research and study, human resource development, and industry linkages are among the areas mentioned by Getahun identified to take lessons.

He said that the lessons learnt from Singapore could be considered as an alternative to support Ethiopia’s ambition in science and technology.

According to Dr.-Ing Getahun, the visit has created an opportunity to work together with Singapore’s science and technology institutions.  

State Minister of Education, Samuel Kifle for his part said that Ethiopia can learn from Singapore’s experience in creating effective linkage between technical and vocational education, and industries.

Lessons were learnt from Singapore that would support Ethiopia’s efforts in strengthening technical and vocational schools, he added.                                      

                                                 source : http://www.ena.gov.et 

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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.

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Israeli Ambassador Pays Courtesy Visit to MoST

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.