The Ethiopian Academy of Sciences (EAS) signed a grant with the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia.

The Ethiopian Academy of Sciences (EAS) has recently entered into a grant agreement with the U.S. Embassy to facilitate the organization of public lectures for American Scholars and Ethiopian Fulbright/Humphrey alumni. This collaboration aims to strengthen the ties between the two nations, promote knowledge sharing and scientific advancements, and by large support the Academy’s mission of striving to foster scientific culture and innovation and advance the knowledge of sciences, arts, and indigenous knowledge.

The signing ceremony took place on July 26, 2023, in the presence of Ruth Anne Stevens-Klitz, the Counselor for Public Affairs Officer representing the U.S. Embassy, and Prof. Teketel Yohannes, the esteemed Executive Director of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences.

Under this grant, a series of public lectures will be conducted, focusing on topics of national importance. The primary objective is to raise public awareness and foster a scientific culture that encourages innovation. Additionally, this initiative seeks to enhance the engagement between scientific communities and policymakers from both Ethiopia and the United States.

By bringing together American Scholars and Ethiopian alumni, this project aims to create a platform for intellectual exchange and collaboration. It is anticipated that this effort will not only contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge but also strengthen the bonds between the two nations.

Through this partnership, the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia are committed to promoting scientific excellence and facilitating meaningful dialogue on critical issues.