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15 March 2021

Four Young Journalists' have been selected

The four finalists of the Young Journalists' Programme  within the framework of the first Innovation Competition on Decentralized Energy Solutions in Ethiopia have been selected. The young journalists have the possibility to report about the Innovation Competition and receive attractive support packages.

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31 March 2021

10 finalists identified for the Innovation Competition

On 31 March 2021, the Ethiopian-German Energy Cooperation held a kick-off for the ‘Innovation Competition for Decentralised Energy Solutions Ethiopia’ finalists. The competition’s call for proposals attracted a diverse pool of applicants from across Ethiopia, with 47 submissions. Following a robust evaluation process, jury members from Ethiopia and Germany selected 10 finalists whose innovations stood out in terms of economic viability, gender, climate change as well as social and environmental impact.  

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17 March 2021

Participation of Minister Dr. Selechi Bekele Awulachew at the BETD2021

Dr. Selechi Bekele Awulachew, Ethiopian Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy participated at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2021. On 17 March 2021 he was welcomed as a speaker on the panel "Global goals, local actions" alongside Dorah Marema, Portfolio Head-Municipal Sustainability, South African Local Government Association (SALGA), Dr Megan Woods, Minister of Energy and Resoruces, New Zealand, Teresa Ribera Rodríguez, Spanish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, and Angus Taylor, Australian Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction.

The recording of the panel can be found here

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01 September 2020

The official Ethiopian-German Energy Cooperation and Innovation Competition

On 1 September 2020, the Ethiopian-German Energy Cooperation celebrated its high-level inauguration event-in a virtual format. This marked the official launch of the cooperation and the innovation competition on decentralised energy solutions for Ethiopia.

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19 November 2019

Establishment of the Cooperation

On Nov 19, 2019, the Ethiopian Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, H.E. Dr. Seleshi Bekele, and the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, H.E. Peter Altmaier, signed a declaration of intent between the two governments. This marked the establishment of the project-based energy cooperation.

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Ethiopian Water, Irrigation and Energy Minister, H.E. Dr. Seleshi Bekele (left) and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Minister H.E. Peter Altmaier (right) signing of the letter of intent. © BMWi/GIZ
19 November 2019

Ethiopia Electric Power and Voith has signed a comprehensive service and operations contract

Support the rehabilitation of existing large hydropower stations in Ethiopia in cooperation with the German private sector expertise.

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2019
H.E. Dr. Seleshi Bekele (left), Ethiopian Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy and Mark Claessen (right), Managing Director Voith Hydro East Africa. In the attendance of H.E. Peter Altmaier (centre), German Federal Minister for Economics and Energy.
17 June 2019

German delegation attended the first Ethiopian Water and Energy week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ministry of Water, Irrigation, and Energy (MoWIE) is organised the first Ethiopia Water and Energy Week (EWEW) from June 17-20, 2019 in Addis Ababa with the theme of “Transformation of Water and Energy sector for Ethiopia's New Horizon of Hope”.

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German-Ethiopian Energy cooperation negotiation during the first Ethiopian Water and Energy Week on 17 Juen 2020 in Addis Ababa from Left to right negotiation H.E. Dr. Frehiwot Woldehanna, State Minister, MoWIE H.E. Dr. Seleshi Bekele, Minister, MoWIE, H.E. Brita Wagener, German Ambassador to Ethiopia H.E. Mr. Thorsten Herdan, Director-General, BMWi
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