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.
The Ministry of Science and Technology held its 7th Annual National Science, Technology, and Innovation Award ceremony on November 19, 2016 at African Union Mandela Hall.
In the field of Science and Technology, 140 high performance researchers, research institutions, technical and vocational education trainers and grades 5 -12 students and teachers participated in the competition.
The awards were presented by H.E. Prime Minister Haile Mriam Desealegn. In his speech the Prime Minister stated that the development of any nation is strongly linked to advances in science and technology. He also added that the government will provide the necessary assistance to technology innovators and that major projects undertaken by MOST should be expedited with full support from government.
H.E. Doctor/Engineer Getahun Mekuria, Minister of Science and Technology, said that the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology is in the process of building a state-of-the-art secondary school to train gifted science students with interest in technology. In addition, he stated that the Ministry has completed plans and is on the verge of opening multiple Science Cafés throughout Addis Ababa and other regional cities.
The E.F.D.R.E Science and Technology minister is going to give awards to those who exceled in innovation and research both individuals and organizations.
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Award category: - inventors, researchers and organizations
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Meeting on National of education and training research institution and Industry linkage forum.
National of education and training research institution and Industry linkage forum discussion the performance of 2007 and 2008 plan on December 26/2015 at Ministry of Education hall. State minister of Science and Technology Prof. Afework kassu on the opening speech said that all participant focus on Industry & university linkage forum give suggestionsRead More
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.
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