UN Conference: 3rd International Day of Women and Girls in Science, New York, 8-9/Feb,
CSTEC Delegation visited MoST
China Science and Technology Exchange Center (CSTEC) delegation led by Mr. Ge Pu, Deputy Director General of CSTEC visited MoST on October 30, 2017. H.E. Professor Afework Kassu, State Minister of MoST welcomed the delegation. Briefing the delegation, H.E. Professor Afework reiterated the Ministry’s endeavors in building the science and technological landscape of the country. He also acknowledged the longstanding bilateral relations between Ethiopia and China in Science and Technology human resource development capacity building and technology transfer activities. Mr. Ge Pu on his part presented the opportunities CSTEC has availed for Ethiopians under the framework of Talented Young Scientist Program/TYSP/ and annual workshop and training opportunities for developing countries. The Ministry expressed its commitment to exploit TYSP opportunities in association with the existing human resource development scheme of “Betre-Science” and capacity building at the two Science and Technology universities for establishment and strengthening of Centers of Excellence.
CSTEC is a legally independent organization affiliated to the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China. Founded in 1982, its mandate is to promote interactions between the research and industrial communities in China and their foreign counterparts so as to serve the socio-economic development and enhance the friendly relations between China and countries across the globe.
Message from the Minister
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.
H.E Dr Ing. Getahun Mekuria, Minister of Science and Technology of Ethiopia has addressed the 61st General Conference of IAEA at Vienna International Center, Vienna. The Minister said that Nuclear Technology is used in Ethiopia for peaceful purposes in Agriculture, Food Safety and Human Health sectors. He stressed the need for strengthened technical cooperation between the Agency and developing countries. He also condemned the weaponization of Nuclear energy and called for diplomatic solutions to resolve the current tensions in the Korean Peninsula.