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13 Mar 2018 description

Addis Ababa March 12/2018 Japan has provided new assistance package worth 22.8 million USD for Ethiopia through its partnership programs with various international organizations, according to a press release issued by the Japanese Embassy.

Japan continues to save lives and respect their dignity by providing humanitarian assistance for refugees, the internally displaced people, and other vulnerable persons affected by natural disasters and violent conflicts, it added.

11 Apr 2017 description

Addis Ababa April 11/2017 The government of Japan has provided about 4.1 million birr to strengthen the Ethiopian Peace Support Training Center.

The fund will be used to particularly construct theater building and for the development of curriculum package on conflict prevention, conflict management and post-conflict recovery courses.

Head of Peace Support Training Center Brigadier General Habtamu Tilahun and UNDP Representative Shimelis Assefa signed the agreement today.

06 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

06 April 2017, ADDIS ABABA - The Government of Japan announced a US$2 million grant to UNICEF to assist water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), nutrition and prevention of acute watery diarrhoea in drought affected populations in the Somali region. The WASH sector will be taking the lion’s share with US$1,500,000 and the rest US$500,000 will be utilized by nutrition programme within an implementation period of six months.

31 Jan 2017 description

Ethiopia - IOM has provided beehives and beekeeping equipment to 50 households in communities hosting refugees in Gambella region, Ethiopia, to increase livelihood opportunities and boost family incomes.

The beehives were distributed in the villages of Kamri, Jewi and Bonga, which are all located near the Jewi refugee camp, which hosts some 57,000 refugees from South Sudan.

23 May 2016 description

When families struggle to get enough to eat at a time of crisis, children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of malnutrition. WFP’s specialized nutrition support has been a vital part of the response to the ongoing drought crisis in Ethiopia.

WAGHIMERA, Ethiopia – The first time 4-year-old Gebru’s mother took him to a health centre in Amhara last year, he was so sick with a bad cough that he could not eat properly. He did not recover after the first rounds of treatment for malnutrition.

29 Jan 2016 description

Addis Ababa January 29, 2016 Japanese government pledged to extend over 21.7 million USD assistance for Ethiopia to support its efforts to fight off the drought.

Following discussions with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn here on Thursday, Special Adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Katsayuki Kawai in Ethiopia told reporters that Japan is committed to support Ethiopia.

Ethiopia has been complaining about the response from the international community, saying they didn’t give attention to the situation here.

26 Mar 2015 description

Addis Ababa, March 25, 2015-The Government of Ethiopia today signed a USD150 thousand agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to extend the ongoing project support for the Peacekeeping Training at the Ethiopian International Peacekeeping Training Centre (EIPKTC) since its establishment in 2012.

25 Mar 2015 description

ADDIS ABABA - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) today thanked the government of Japan for its generous and timely donation of US$11.8 million to assist South Sudanese refugees and the host community in Gambella regional state in western Ethiopia.

The three UN agencies acknowledged the Japanese Ambassador in Ethiopia, His Excellency Mr. Kazuhiro Suzuki, for the crucial contribution to deliver life-saving assistance and services to refugees and the host community.

02 Mar 2015 description

Addis Ababa February 27/2015 A research and training center that will help to boost rice production in Ethiopia in the coming five years will be built with the support of the government of Japan.

The agreement for the construction of the center was signed by the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

JICA and the Ethiopian government will cover the 10 million USD, which the project is expected to consume.

27 Feb 2015 description

Asefa Mideksa

Addis Ababa February 26/2015

Japan has committed over one million USD for grassroots projects in Ethiopia.

The grant for 11 development projects was signed today by Japan’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Kazuhiro Suzuki.

18 Jul 2014 description

ADDIS ABABA – The Japanese Ambassador to Ethiopia, H.E. Mr. Kazuhiro Suzuki, visited refugee camps in Gambela yesterday (Thursday 17 July) to see how the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing critically-needed food assistance to South Sudanese refugees, thanks to Japan’s contribution of US$4.2 million.

01 Dec 2013 description

Addis Ababa November 30/2013 The government of Japan provided 365,510 USD for Grant in Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGPs) to support education projects in Amhara, Afar and Oromia States. Japanese Ambassador to Ethiopia Kazuhiro Suzuki on Friday signed the grant agreements with Justice for all and Prison Fellowship, Voice of Wilderness Development Organization and Amudeas. Some 121,945 USD of the total amount will go to the expansion of Kersa Cherkos First-Cycle Primary School in Siya Debirnawaro Woreda, Amhara State.

03 Oct 2013 description

Addis Ababa September 30/2013 Japan here Monday donated over 9200 tons of urea fertilizer valued at 490 million Japanese yen to the Ministry of Agriculture to complement the efforts of the Ethiopian government to increase crop production. Japan has donated the fertilizer based upon the Exchange of Notes signed between the two governments in December 2012 through Japan's grant-in-aid scheme for the food security program for underprivileged farmers, better known as KR II.

18 Sep 2013 description

Two projects, funded by the Japanese Grant-in-aid Scheme for Grassroots Human Security Projects, have been inaugurated in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Regional State. The ceremonies were held on Saturday (September 14) and attended by Ambassador Hiroyuki Kishino, Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia, First Lady Roman Tesfaye, officials from the SNNPRS and the Wolaita Zone, and members of local communities. The two projects were expansion of the secondary school facilities at the Liqa School in Soddo town, and the Sore Homba Primary School in Boloso Sore Woreda.

08 Mar 2013 description

Addis Ababa March 07/2013 The Japanese government here on Thursday signed five Grant Contracts for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) amounting to over 561,800 USD with organizations engaged in undertaking various development projects. Japanese Ambassador to Ethiopia, Hiroyuki Kishino signed the contracts with heads of the Association for Forced Migrant, the Samaritan Foundation of Destitute Dying, the Duwaw Community Development Organization, the Education Office of Gondar Town and the Tigray State Education Bureau.

27 Feb 2013 description
report Mercy Corps

Jennifer Schmidt
Senior Development Officer

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. —Helen Keller

Given the magnitude and complexity of the poverty challenges that our global community faces, Helen Keller’s words couldn’t ring more true.

20 Jan 2013 description
report Government of Japan

An Inauguration ceremony for ‘the Project for the Reconstruction of the Wonka Primary School in Gozamin Woreda, Amhara Region’ was held on 20 January, 2013. The project was funded by the Japanese Grant-in-aid Scheme for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), amounting to USD 107,381. The implementing partner for the project was the Gozamin Woreda Education Office. H.E. Mr.

27 Dec 2012 description

Addis Ababa December 25/2012 Ethiopia and Japan signed Tuesday grant agreement amounting to 5.84 million US dollars to assist poor farmers to increase their productivity. The grant will be used to purchase fertilizer to benefit poor farmers under the Food Security for Under Privileged Farmers- KRII Project. Finance and Economic Development State Minister, Ahmed Shide and Japanese Ambassador to Ethiopia, Hiroyuki Kishino signed the agreement.

21 Dec 2012 description

Addis Ababa December 20/2012 A rural water supply project executed by the Japanese government at a cost of 223 million Birr in Dandi woreda of Oromia State was inaugurated, the Japans’ embassy told ENA in a statement on Monday. The embassy told ENA that the water project includes the construction of 67 deep wells, 15 spring development, elevated water storage tanks and water ponds and installation of 80 km pipe line. Japanese ambassador to Ethiopia Hiroyuki Kishino and State Water, Mineral and Energy Bureau head Motumma Maqassa inaugurated the projects.

10 Dec 2012 description
report Government of Japan

A signing ceremony for two grant agreements was held on 5 December 2012, between H.E. Mr. Hiroyuki Kishino, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ethiopia and H.E. Ato Ahmed Shide, State Minister of Finance and Economic Development. Based upon the said two agreements, a total of 1.382 billion Japanese Yen (equivalent to 308 million Ethiopian Birr at the current exchange rate) will be extended by Japan to Ethiopia.