Mahder Akalu

Marketing and Communications Facilitator

Addis ababa, Ethiopia

About Me

I am passionate about Research, Gender equality and Communications. Trained in Folklore (Cultural Studies) and Linguistics. I am experienced in ethnography, research, organizing events, language and related areas.

Skills and Expertise


Interests


Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 28 November 2018 at 12:28

AgriProFocus Ethiopia Annual Network Day - Cultivating Collaboration

On Thursday November 22, 2018, AgriProFocus Ethiopia celebrated its Annual Network Day to strengthen the relations between AgriProFocus and its members and among the members themselves. The central theme of the Network Day was “Sustainable and inclusive agribusiness in Ethiopia”. Over 120 members from various sectors attended the event with full of excitement and energy. We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to our members who attended the event and our partners who used the opportunity to promote and introduce their organizations and programs. We also thank our guest presenters (including in the afternoon parallel sessions) who took their time to prepare and provide their perspectives on sustainable commercial agriculture and agroecology to our network members.

What happened during this big event?

In the Morning . . .


The morning session began by an overview of the AgriProFocus Ethiopia network achi

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 12 November 2018 at 11:27

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 8 November 2018 at 01:36

Job Opportunities in Ethiopia

Dear all,

Please check out these job opportunities from SNV. The date in the bracket is the deadline for application. Click on each job title for more description and requirements. Don't forget to share!!

SNV

CLUSTER COORDINATOR - Bora (Alem Tena), Oromiya Region (November 17,2018)


Woreda Coordinator - Zeway Dugda Woreda, Oromiya Region (November 17, 2018)


CLUSTER COORDINATOR - Zeway, Oromiya Region (November 17, 2018)

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 November 2018 at 09:30

     Internship Opportunities

 with the World Food Programme of the       United Nations - Ethiopia

WFP Ethiopia Country Office seeks (1) graduate (BSc), and post-graduate (MSc) students looking for field-based dissertation topics, (2) BSc and MSc students already graduated within a year, looking for opportunity hands-on work experience, and (3) researchers looking for settings where to develop operational research topics. Background: Nutrition/Public Health/Epidemiology, Food Technology, Communication, Social Sciences, Climate Change, Logistics, Engineering, Economy and any other field related to food and nutrition. 

For the details: please see the attached pdf file. 



Meseret Gurmessa please how I can apply?

4 weeks 1 day ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 26 October 2018 at 10:50

WUR and SNV look for a dairy research and innovation coordinator


JOB OPPORTUNITY IN ETHIOPIA


Job Description

Wageningen University and Research (WUR) and SNV Ethiopia will jointly implement the BRIDGE project (Building Rural Income through Inclusive Dairy Growth in Ethiopia, 2018-2023), which aims at strengthening the dairy value chain in four clusters in Ethiopia. The impact of the project is to contribute to an “improved performance in the dairy sector in Ethiopia”, for 120.000 farming households, with four main outcomes:

1) improved milk production,

2) improved milk collection, processing and marketing,

3) improved consumption of nutritious foods, and

4) Improved enabling environment.

The project will be implemented by a consortium of: SNV Netherlands Development Organization and Wageningen University & Research. SNV will be responsible for overall coordination and financial management as well as being the first accountable for implementation work at community development level in all the outcom

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 23 October 2018 at 07:47

A Brief Moment: with Samson Eshetu (PhD) ICRA, Member of AGRINATURA CDAIS Ethiopia Project Lead National Innovation Facilitator

Skype: samsoneshetu1
Email: eshetusamson@gmail.com
Website: www.icra-edu.org

Could you introduce yourself and your Organization to the APF network members in Ethiopia?

I am Samson Eshetu (PhD) currently working for Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems (CDAIS) project in Ethiopia as a Lead National Innovation Facilitator. The Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation System (CDAIS) project, which has started operation in Ethiopia in May 2016, is an initiative of Agrinatura (association of European research and universities), represented by ICRA and FAO in eight developing countries of the world which is designed to try out a new model of development framed by the innovation systems perspective. The project is financed by the European Union and is aimed at strengthening the functional capacities of actors involved in agricultural innovation syst

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 22 October 2018 at 06:30

Job opportunities from Woord en Daad 

PLANNING, MONITORING, EVALUATION & LEARNING OFFICER (M/F) AND PROJECT MANAGER (M/F) FOR THE 6-YEAR PROJECT WATER PRICING FOR SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH AWASH AREA, ETHIOPIA.

Please click Profile PMEL and Profile PM for the details. 

Profile PMEL


Profile PM 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 15 October 2018 at 08:56

Share your idea on World Food Day live from anywhere via Skype or FaceTime live broadcast on www.i4nature.world 

For more information ; WWW.I4NATURE.WORLD

Daniel Mechale world food day should have celebrated by creating food access with youth.

2 months 3 days ago

MUBARAK INUWA When a day is set aside,to deliberate on food production globally, it is indeed a time to describe on the modern food sustainability and security.The poor nations of the world, are the ones who suffer the scourge of hunger and starvation perhaps due to lack of required quantities of food and nutrition productions.Green revolution policies are always being urged to be adopted in order to produce HYV.To supplement the unfertilized soil food production.Also, livestock productions, there is a great need for the industrialised nations to embark on research work to come with improved variety of animal husbandry.

2 months 3 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 24 September 2018 at 11:31

What happened during the 5th Business Drinks of 2018?

On this last Thursday’s event around 50 members of AgriProFocus Ethiopia as well as people from partner organizations were present. As always it was interesting to see new faces and to hear pitches about new ideas and innovations. We tried to summarize the pitches in the following manner, so that they could reach those who missed the event.

Ms. Victoria Endeshaw from OCP, a multi-dimensional company which has around 12 offices in different countries working in agribusiness competition for starters in order to support and strengthen agribusinesses. OCP promotes its agribusiness competition with around 200 company in Morocco. Please find more info about this competition here.

Mr. Cor Jan Zee is a senior consultant at Meset Consult Plc, a company involved in supporting the agricultural sector such as livestock production, crop production and dietary service for long and short time in way to work in the achievement of the sector.

Mr. Getaneh Sha

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Getaneh Shambel It was really a wonderful opportunity and great pleasure to present how www.kedamegebeya.com could contribute to support smallholder farmers and unions in Ethiopia. Thank you team Agriprofocus for the facilitation.

2 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 17 September 2018 at 11:47

Big opportunity for Agribusiness Startups!

OCP GROUP, in particular OCP Foundation, is organizing an African wide competition of agribusiness startups in October/ November this year in Morocco.

The plan is now to have about 200 startups shortlisted for the competition from all over Africa. The startup must be at least 3 years old.

20 startups will participate in the event.

Each winner will get:

Financial support

Business Specific support (internal and external expertise)

Use of OCP infrastructure

Contact person: Victoria Endeshaw, Business Development Manager via email victoria.endeshaw@ocpgroup.ma

Maris Davis bb

3 months 2 days ago

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear Mahder Akalu, thank you for sharing with us!

3 months 1 day ago

Iganachi Razaki Omia At least 3 years old does not sound like a start-up to me

3 months 5 hours ago

Simon Wachieni Thanks for sharing this Mahder Akalu

2 months 4 weeks ago

Emmanuel Gasigwa Thanks for sharing this opportunity Mahder Akalu!

2 months 4 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 10 September 2018 at 08:56

HAPPY ETHIOPIAN NEW YEAR!

Natasha Aulia Good

3 months 1 week ago

Gloria Kyomugisha Happy Ethiopian New Year!!

3 months 1 week ago

Mahder Akalu Thank you Gloria Kyomugisha! 

3 months 6 days ago

Moshy Janga Thank you gloria

2 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 10 September 2018 at 08:36

Please check out AgriProFocus Ethiopia's latest newsletter

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 September 2018 at 09:51

Job Opportunities in Ethiopia

Dear all,

Please check out these job opportunities from different organizations. The date in the bracket is the deadline for application. Click on each job title for more description and requirements. Don't forget to share!!

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor (Sep 13, 2018)

Ethiopian Catholic Church Social Development Coordinating office of Meki (ECC-SDCOM)

Branch office JEOP Team Leader (Sep 17, 2018)

Woreda JEOP coordinator (Sep 17, 2018)

Netherlands Effort for Food, Income and Trade (BENEFIT) in Ethiopia


Rural Development expert (agricultural economics) for REALISE (Sep 10, 2018)

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 September 2018 at 11:44

“It is five to ten times harder to start an entrepreneurial venture in Africa”

A Brief Moment: with Bethlehem Lakew, Co-founder of BeNu Foods

She studied food science and applied nutrition in Addis Ababa Science and Technology University. And she is proceeding her MSc in Food Science and Nutrition. In this short interview you will read about her ongoing effort towards nutritious food. Have a brief moment with this successful entrepreneur – Bethlehem Lakew.

About Herself

My name is Bethlehem lakew, eminent scientist and co-founder of BeNu Foods, other than BeNu I am working as nutrition project manager at NEED Nutritional Product and Service PIC. And a host of the weekly “Tenachin Bemegbachin” radio show and SEWEGNA nutrition and lifestyle-based TV show at Fana Broadcasting Corporate. I started exploring nutrition when I was working as a Founding president of Food Science and Nutrition Student Association of Addis Ababa Science and Technology University. And the journey continued by

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Business Drinks!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  20 September 2018, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

You are invited for the 5th of 2018 Business Drinks!

Dear Members and Partners,

We are pleased to announce the fourth Business Drinks of 2018 will be held on Thursday September 20 at Black Rose Lounge (Inside Boston Spa, on Bole road) Addis Ababa.

Confirm your attendance using this LINK

In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity to meet new people in your line of business and share ideas and experiences. And, of course, you will do all this while enjoying 2 Free Drinks offered by the organizers.

AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together and connecting agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members and partners have gained visibility for their programs an

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 30 August 2018 at 11:03

Search for National Evaluator in Ethiopia 

Madiba Consult, a German Consulting Company in the area of development aid is currently looking for a national evaluator in Ethiopia for a project with Caritas Austria/COMPASS for approximately 12 expert days. The project is about food safety, the evaluation period will be from mid of November till mid of March. 

Kindly find the attached Terms of Reference.

Please contact Isabell Breunig via isabell.breunig@maba.co, Head of Evaluation Unit at Madiba Consult, if you are interested in participating in the evaluation.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 28 August 2018 at 08:42

Job Opportunities in Ethiopia

Dear all,

Please check out these job opportunities from three different organizations. The date in the bracket is the deadline for application. Click on each job title for more description and requirements. Don't forget to share!!

Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)

Senior Project Officer I-Regional Business Development (September 5, 2018)

World Vision Ethiopia

Evergreen Agriculture officer (September 7, 2018)

BASF

Area production specialist (September 15, 2018)



Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 20 August 2018 at 06:06

First Special Business Drinks in Hawassa

For this special Agro-Industry & Nutrition Business Drinks, 70 people participated and enjoyed interesting pitches and open-space networking. This event unique was special because it was the first time a Business Drinks was held out of Addis Ababa. Additionally, several of the participants were academicians and agro-industry experts participating in the International Nutrition and Agro-Industry Conference organized by Hawassa University's Center of Excelence for Human Nutrition.

The first pitch was made by Betelhem Lakew, from BeNu Manufacturing: a start-up company working on nutrition & healthy products. Their product is designed to be a high-protein, nutritious biscuit to address both under & over nutrition. According to Betelhem, their socially responsible business model of “buy one give one” is designed such that the company will give one biscuit for free to a child suffering from under nutrition for every biscuit you buy.

The second pitch mad

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 17 August 2018 at 10:01

INTERNATIONAL NUTRITION AND FOOD INDUSTRIES CONFERENCE

“Partnership for Food/Nutrition Training and Sustainable Development” hosted by Academic Center of Excellence for Human Nutrition, Hawassa University.

16-18 August 2018

Haile Resort, Hawassa, Ethiopia

The objectives of this conference: -

- To create forum for networking opportunities

- To prioritize areas of partnership

- To share experiences and success stories

- To acknowledge organizations that support Hawassa University

- To get feedback about Hawassa University graduates and labor market

- To experience hosting international forums

Academic Center of Excellence for Human Nutrition (ACEN) was launched in 2015 at School of Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Hawassa University. Its major successes to date: -

- Produced manpower in the field of Human Nutrition, Food Science and Technology

- Hosted two National Nutrition Conferences

- Laid a foundation for Human Nutrition program in other sister universities in Ethiopia

- Made a success

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Mahder Akalu @Sarah Assefa, Do you have something to share with us?

3 months 4 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 13 August 2018 at 11:32

The REACT SSA Ethiopia competition is now open to private sector enterprises

The SME-Award aims at identifying a number of companies out of specified sectors (garment and textile, agro-processing, leather and shoes, renewable energies) that have the potential to become partnership-ready by receiving an advisory service from a professional consultancy. Tackled shall be jointly identified challenges that hinder them to acquire partners. Additionally the initiative works together with a certain number of investors and donor-programmes in order to assist the selected companies to be matched to potential partners. 

For the detail please find the attached PDF file.