Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 14 January 2019 at 12:41

Are you a Social Enterprise in need of investors? Look no further!

Are you a Social Enterprise? Do you want to prepare yourself for investment? R&D is excited to announce that they will be working on a collaborative project with the British Council and Challenges Worldwide. R&D is currently looking for qualified social entrepreneurs to join this years cohort for the RISE Programme (Readying Investable Social Enterprises).

Do you believe how you make money matters more than how you spend it? Social entrepreneurship equally values social environmental responsibilities and business sustainability. We are looking for 20 promising SME's that value social impact as much as the sustainability of their company? If your company is looking for the support to develop, expand, and gain the skills to obtain investment. 

What will RISE do for you?

• Training of local young professionals and embedding them into each organization as Junior Associates to provide on-site support.
• Group training or work

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 9 October 2018 at 08:03

‘Women in Science, Business and Leadership for Development’   

Call for Papers: The 2nd Mekelle University International Conference

Globally, despite efforts, not only that women are disproportionately represented in science, business and leadership, but also that, currently, women sexual harassment are rampant in many industries in developing and developed countries. Women have low involvement in Science and Research. Women in power and decision making (both political and non-political) are very rare. The African, with special focus to Ethiopia, the situation gets worse. Hence, the status of women shows that there are plenty of gaps, which require systematic and strategic interventions. 

Themes of conference: 

*Institutional and political/transitional justice issues around promoting the involvement of women in science and development 

*Women in science and innovation: Challenges and opportunities 

*Women in business and leadership: Challenges and opportuniti

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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.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 13 June 2018 at 07:37

Allianz Climate Risk Research Award


  • University students currently pursuing either a PhD degree or a post-doc, as well as, recent PhD graduates or recent post-doc graduates. (Graduation/defense of final research to obtain title should not be no more than two years before the time of the application)
  • Research applicable to focus and topic of Award
  • Completed application form (download here)
  • Supporting documents consist of:
    • Research summary (Further info in Application form)
    • A letter of recommendation from the candidate’s academic mentor (Further info in Application form)
    • Filled and signed declaration form (download here)
  • We welcome the four finalists to travel to Munich-Germany for the Award’s event. Allianz Re will cover all travel costs (please refer to FAQ)
  • Eagerness to be part of internal and external communication around the Award (e.g. interviews)

Further information

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 7 May 2018 at 08:06

The African Union Research Grant II – 2018 Edition Open Call for Proposals

The objectives of the Call are to:

support collaborative Research and Innovation (R&I) activities that address critical issues facing African countries and contribute to the sustainable development of African countries and the fight against poverty, while respecting ethical and gender issues;

develop the capacity of the African Union Commission (AUC) to design, implement and monitor R&I funding programmes and establish the basis for a credible and reputable African framework programme for R&I that could attract additional funds from other sources (African Union (AU) Member States and other partners and donors)

Location: African Union member states

Grant range: $500,000 - $1m

  For more information, please visit African Union Commission- Call For Research Proposals