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Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011

About Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the key partner countries of VLIR-UOS. From 2003 to 2021 VLIR-UOS spent around € 46 million in cooperation programmes with Ethiopia, including 4 long-term Institutional University Cooperation programmes, of which those with Jimma University (JU) and Mekelle University (MU) were finalized and two ongoing IUCs with Arba Minch University (AMU) and Bahir Dar University (BDU) are at midterm. Next to this also the NETWORK, coordinated by Jimma University and involving 3 other Ethiopian universities and an number of finalizing TEAM/SI projects form the core of cooperation with Ethiopia.

Ongoing projects

Country strategy

The country strategy for Ethiopia fits into the Ethiopian national strategy and identifies the following main themes for all future interventions in Ethiopia:

  • Food security and agriculture
  • Environment and water
  • Economic and social development
  • Health 

The country strategy identifies the following main transversal and cross-cutting themes:

  • ICT and information management
  • Governance, institutional strengthening and management
  • Gender and diversity 

The focus is on cooperation with first and second generation public institutions. They are potential partners for collaboration, whereas cooperation with recently created universities with more limited research and staff capacity, fits less into our partnership philosophy.

Overview current partners