Ethiopia

Dispatch from Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa skyline. Photo credit: Dean Shu, Flickr ONE’s Board has just returned from Ethiopia, where we held our biannual meeting. I’d never been to Africa’s second-most populous nation before, and spent a week fascinated by all that I saw and heard. The progress Ethiopia has made in poverty and health indicators has ......
And the winner of the 2013 ONE Africa Award is… ANSAF of Tanzania!

And the winner of the 2013 ONE Africa Award is… ANSAF of Tanzania!

I am very excited to announce that the winner of the 2013 ONE Africa Award is Agricultural Non-State Actors Forum (ANSAF) of Tanzania.   This afternoon I was joined by ONE co-founder Bono, CEO Michael Elliott and Board Chairman Tom Freston to present the prize to Audax Rukonge, Executive Secretary of ANSAF.  The ceremony wa......

Introducing JeCCDO, Ethiopia: 2013 ONE Africa Award Finalists

The ONE Africa Award is an annual $100,000 USD prize which celebrates the innovations and progress being made by African civil society towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.  We are excited to announce our six finalists for 2013, and this blog series looks at the remarkable work of each organisation. Jer......

ONE in Addis Ababa

This week, I’m in Ethiopia, where ONE is holding its annual board meeting at the invitation of our board member Mo Ibrahim, as part of the annual Governance Week he organises. While there, we are planning to meet with Ethiopian government representatives to discuss the transformational opportunities of agriculture, the impo......

Celebrating 50 years of African unity

As many of you will know, May 25 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the African Union and its predecessor the Organisation of African Unity. It is now known as Africa Freedom Day. It was a seminal moment 50 years ago when heads of state from 32 African countries—most of them being newly…...

ONE launches new report at Addis Ababa agriculture conference

As ONE launches its agriculture report, the AU remarks that the new focus should be on investments that make a difference to farmers! Nachilala Nkombo, ONE’s Africa Deputy Director, reports from Addis Ababa. ONE staffers Molly, Wangui, Nonny, Nachilala, Warren and  AU  Agriculture  Commissioner, Mrs Rhoda Peace-......

From Curse to Catalyst?

A Development-Driven Consensus to Improve Africa’s Natural Resource Governance Africa’s natural resources are an untapped catalyst for massive socio-economic growth. With accountable leadership, responsible investment and the right regulations in place, the natural resource sector can spur Africa’s development trajector......

Thrive Campaign Continues in Africa

As many of our readers know, last month ONE delivered its Thrive petition signed by almost 35,000 African citizens to the African Union Chair President Yayi Boni of Benin. President Boni and Benin’s Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Nassirou Bako Arifari promised to take our petition to the full African Union in order to pr......

Making our mark at the African Union summit

Guest blog post from sporting legend Haile Gebrselassie. Earlier this month I had the pleasure of working with ONE at the African Union Summit here in Addis Ababa. I was both honoured and humbled to be asked to join them in delivering your petition signed by almost 35,000 African citizens to the African Union Chair…...