Government infrastructures and Workspace Initiatives
ICT Park (200 hectares) is located in Addis Ababa. It is proximate to Bole international Airport. It has started operations in July 2015 and there are 6 office buildings and available service land. It specializes in IT manufacturing, Business process outsourcing and IT enabled service. It is an ideal location for investment.
TRACON TOWER 6th floor incubation Center currently shared by KOICA
A space rented by ministry of innovation and technology for incubation services.
Khalifa Fund is a $100million program loan provided by the UAE government to the Ethiopian government. The primary purpose of the fund is to create at least 200,000 jobs in a five-year period through the provision of financing to technology and innovative based medium, small and micro enterprises (MSMEs).
Innovation for development Project (5 years)
The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Ethiopia in order to enhance economic growth and productivity, and contribute to job creation, focusing on women and youth. To achieve the project objective, and address the identified barriers, the project’s intervention pursues six major outputs.
Regional STI Café
The regional and Addis Ababa STI cafés had been built and equipped by the ministry. The purpose of this initiative is to promote STI culture and a place for cultivating ideas in collaboration various partners.
Orange Digital Center
Occupying a space of 500m2, it is the first center in East Africa that will operate as a strategic network, allowing experiences and expertise to be shared between countries and offering a simple and inclusive approach to strengthen the employability of young people, to encourage innovative entrepreneurship and to promote the local digital ecosystem.
The purpose of Orange Digital Centers is to bring together several strategic programmes under the same roof: a coding school, a “FabLab Solidaire”, a startup accelerator “Orange Fab” and Orange Ventures Africa, the Group’s investment fund. All the programmes provided are free-of charge, open to all and include digital training for young people, 90% of which are practical training, start- up acceleration, guidance for project bearers and investment.
Orange and GIZ are working together in a development partnership of the develoPPP.de programme, which GIZ implements on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project is supported by BMZ’s Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation, which also operates under the brand Invest for Jobs. The know-how of Orange in training and supporting young people in the field of digital skills and innovation will be complemented by GIZ’s extensive experience and local expertise in addressing the challenges inherent in the employability and entrepreneurship of young Ethiopians. Together with the Ethiopian partners, the GIZ and Orange hope to achieve their shared vision of greater youth employability –- including more women and girls in ICT jobs –- while supporting the country’s sustainable growth and digital transformation.