Eastman School of Music da University of Rochester Entra para QS World University Rankings

The University of Rochester is a top-tier research institution which has the third highest percentage of international students among all U.S. universities (U.S. News). Guided by its commitment to equity, diversity, and sustainability, the institution embodies its motto: Meliora “ever better”. With seven schools, over 200 academic majors, nearly 12,000 students, six hospitals comprising a leading academic medical center, and the nation’s premier optics institute, it is a hub of excellence.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 03, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Eastman School of Music da University of Rochester entrou para o prestigiado QS World University Rankings de 2024. Classificada em terceiro lugar na América do Norte e em 11º globalmente, Eastman divide o palco com as principais instituições musicais do Reino Unido, França, Rússia, China, Finlândia, Dinamarca e Hungria.

Por mais de um século, a Eastman School of Music tem sido um exemplo de excelência em educação musical e performance. Fundada com base nos seus pilares fundamentais de arte, erudição, liderança e comunidade, a Eastman cultivou um ambiente diversificado onde a música prospera não apenas dentro de nossas salas, mas também reverbera além, enriquecendo vidas e promovendo o engajamento. A escola é conhecida por sua abordagem holística à educação musical, integrando treinamento musical rigoroso com estudos de humanidades, educação de liderança e experiências interdisciplinares. Esse compromisso com a educação abrangente produz diplomados que não são apenas músicos qualificados, mas também indivíduos bem preparados para usar seus talentos para influenciar e inspirar comunidades em todo o mundo.

Dr. Jane Gatewood, the University of Rochester’s Vice Provost for Global Engagement, is aninnovative leader with a 17-year career in global engagement within higher education andexpertise in global research partnerships, academic mobility, and economic development.Dr. Gatewood oversees large cross-functional teams with a global footprint. Her data-drivenand risk management-focused contributions have helped position the university as one of theworld’s top institutions with the largest number of international students. As a Fulbright-Nehru scholar in India, an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the University of London, an instructor at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies, and an editor of the Oxford English Dictionary as well as NAFSA’s Guide to International Partnerships (2020), she has significantly contributed to the global discourse on international education.

O reitor Jamal J. Rossi comentou sobre o ethos da escola e sua recente premiação: “A Eastman School of Music é uma comunidade vibrante onde alguns dos melhores músicos do mundo se reúnem para melhorar uns aos outros. Nossa dedicação de um século aos valores fundamentais da arte, erudição, liderança e comunidade serviu como base com a qual nossos ex-alunos desenvolveram carreiras impactantes em todos os aspectos da música e enriqueceram o mundo com a sua música. Esse reconhecimento pelo QS World Rankings reafirma nosso compromisso e missão de moldar o futuro da música por meio da excelência artística e acadêmica e da liderança inovadora.”

Jane Gatewood, Vice-Reitora de Engajamento Global da University of Rochester, também comentou sobre a importância dessa conquista: “O reconhecimento do QS World Rankings da Eastman School of Music ressalta nosso impacto global e prestígio acadêmico. Este reconhecimento é um testemunho da dedicação do nosso corpo docente e do talento dos nossos alunos, refletindo o nosso papel de liderança na preparação da próxima geração de músicos de categoria global.”

Este ano marca a inclusão inaugural da categoria de música no QS World University Rankings. O ranking QS para escolas de música é derivado de avaliações abrangentes da reputação acadêmica e da reputação do empregador, que contribuem com 80% e 20% para a pontuação total, respectivamente. Critérios como qualidade da pesquisa, parcerias estratégicas, inovação e empregabilidade desempenham papéis fundamentais nesta avaliação.

Jamal J. Rossi is the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester.

Para mais informação sobre o ranking de música QS World University, visite: https://www.topuniversities.com/university-subject-rankings/music

Para mais informação sobre a Eastman School of Music da University of Rochester, visite: https://www.esm.rochester.edu/admissions/

Para mais informação sobre matrículas internacionais e colaborações globais, visite: https://www.rochester.edu/global

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Pangea Unveils Annual Sustainability Report

Achieving Excellence in Environmental Stewardship and Ethical Practices

Rochester Hills, MI, June 03, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pangea, a pioneering force in the automotive leather industry, proudly unveils its annual Sustainability Report, showcasing remarkable achievements in environmental stewardship, ethical business practices, and social responsibility. The report highlights Pangea’s unwavering commitment to driving positive change and creating a sustainable future for generations to come.

This reporting year was an important year for Pangea who not only reduced their carbon footprint, and that of each product, they also introduced a new series of Advanced Leather Products—Ecoda, Terova, Vendura, and Nevila—each boasting distinct characteristics and improvements over standard materials, reinforcing Pangea’s commitment to innovation and quality.

Key Accomplishments Featured in the Report:

  • Gold Standard Accolades: Pangea attained the prestigious Leather Working Group Gold Standard across all leather producing sites globally, underscoring its dedication to responsible leather manufacturing practices.
  • Acclaimed Certifications: Renowned certifications from Supplier Assurance (NQC), Drive Sustainability, EcoVadis, and the Sustainable Leather Foundation (SLF) further validate Pangea’s commitment to sustainability and ethical sourcing.
  • Emissions Reduction: A remarkable 16% reduction in Scope 1+2 emissions compared to the prior year demonstrates Pangea’s dedication to lowering its carbon footprint. This reduction has led to a corporate average decrease from 1.14 kgCO2e/m2 to 0.96 kgCO2e/m2 of finished leather.
  • Energy & Water Conservation: Energy consumption decreased by approximately 5% across the board, while water usage was reduced by over 10%, showcasing Pangea’s proactive efforts in resource conservation.
  • Chemical Management: Nearly 20% of chemicals used comprised natural components or content from renewable sources, emphasizing Pangea’s dedication to safer and more sustainable chemical management practices.
  • Waste Recycling: Pangea recycled nearly 20% more waste than the previous year, demonstrating its commitment to waste reduction and circular economy principles.

Commenting on the release of the report, Pangea’s Sales, Marketing & Design EVP, Tim Brennan, expressed pride in the company’s achievements, stating, “At Pangea, sustainability is not just a goal; it’s a fundamental principle that guides our every action. Our annual Sustainability Report reflects our relentless pursuit of excellence in environmental stewardship, ethical practices, and social responsibility. We remain steadfast in our commitment to becoming the most trusted, sustainable supplier to our customers.”

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University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music Recognized in the QS World University Rankings

University of Rochester
The University of Rochester is a top-tier research institution which has the third highest percentage of international students among all U.S. universities (U.S. News). Guided by its commitment to equity, diversity, and sustainability, the institution embodies its motto: Meliora “ever better”. With seven schools, over 200 academic majors, nearly 12,000 students, six hospitals comprising a leading academic medical center, and the nation’s premier optics institute, it is a hub of excellence.
Dr. Jane Gatewood
Dr. Jane Gatewood, the University of Rochester’s Vice Provost for Global Engagement, is aninnovative leader with a 17-year career in global engagement within higher education andexpertise in global research partnerships, academic mobility, and economic development.Dr. Gatewood oversees large cross-functional teams with a global footprint. Her data-drivenand risk management-focused contributions have helped position the university as one of theworld’s top institutions with the largest number of international students. As a Fulbright-Nehru scholar in India, an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the University of London, an instructor at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies, and an editor of the Oxford English Dictionary as well as NAFSA’s Guide to International Partnerships (2020), she has significantly contributed to the global discourse on international education.
Jama J. Rossi
Jamal J. Rossi is the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester.
Eastman School of Music at the University Rochester
Eastman School of Music Wind Ensemble, Kodak Hall in Rochester, New York. The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has been honored in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2024.
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has been honored in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2024.
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has been honored in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2024.
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has been honored in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2024.
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has been honored in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2024.
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has been honored in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2024.
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has been honored in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2024.
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has been honored in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2024.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 03, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has been honored in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2024. Ranked No. 3 in North America and No. 11 globally, Eastman shares the stage with leading music institutions in the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, Finland, Denmark, and Hungary.

For over a century, the Eastman School of Music has been a beacon of excellence in music education and performance. Building from its foundational pillars of artistry, scholarship, leadership, and community, Eastman has cultivated a diverse environment where music thrives not only within our halls but also reverberates beyond, enriching lives and fostering engagement. The school is renowned for its holistic approach to music education, integrating rigorous musical training with humanities studies, leadership education, and interdisciplinary experiences. This commitment to comprehensive education produces graduates who are not only skilled musicians, but also well-rounded individuals prepared to use their talents to influence and inspire communities around the globe.

Dean Jamal J. Rossi commented on the school’s ethos and its recent accolade: “The Eastman School of Music is a vibrant community where some of the best musicians in the world come together to make each other better. Our century-long dedication to the core values of artistry, scholarship, leadership, and community has served as the foundation upon which our alumni have built impactful careers in all aspects of music, and they have enriched the world through their music. This recognition by the QS World Rankings reaffirms our commitment and mission to shape the future of music through artistic and scholarly excellence and innovative leadership.”

Jane Gatewood, Vice Provost for Global Engagement at the University of Rochester, also remarked on the significance of this achievement: “The QS World Rankings’ acknowledgment of the Eastman School of Music underscores our global impact and academic prestige. This recognition is a testament to our faculty’s dedication and our students’ talent, reflecting our leading role in preparing the next generation of world-class musicians.”

This year marks the inaugural inclusion of the music category in the QS World University Rankings. The QS ranking for music schools is derived from comprehensive evaluations of academic reputation and employer reputation, which contribute 80% and 20% to the total score, respectively. Criteria such as research quality, strategic partnerships, innovation, and employability play pivotal roles in this assessment.

For more information on the QS World University rankings for music, please visit: https://www.topuniversities.com/university-subject-rankings/music

For information about the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, please visit: https://www.esm.rochester.edu/admissions/

To learn more about the international admissions and global collaborations, please visit: https://www.rochester.edu/global

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L’École de musique Eastman de l’Université de Rochester reconnue dans le classement mondial des universités QS

ROCHESTER, N.Y., 03 juin 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — L’École de musique Eastman de l’Université de Rochester a été distinguée dans le prestigieux Classement mondial des universités QS pour 2024. Classée troisième en Amérique du Nord et onzième à l’échelle mondiale, l’École de musique Eastman partage la scène avec des institutions musicales de premier plan au Royaume-Uni, en France, en Russie, en Chine, en Finlande, au Danemark et en Hongrie.

Depuis plus d’un siècle, l’École de musique Eastman est un modèle d’excellence en matière d’éducation et d’interprétation musicales. S’appuyant sur ses piliers fondamentaux que sont l’art, l’érudition, le leadership et la communauté, l’École de musique Eastman a su cultiver un environnement diversifié qui permet à la musique de rayonner non seulement à l’intérieur de nos murs, mais également au-delà, enrichissant l’existence des autres et favorisant l’engagement. L’école est célèbre pour son approche holistique de l’éducation musicale, qui associe une formation musicale rigoureuse à des études en sciences humaines, une formation au leadership et des expériences interdisciplinaires. Cet engagement en faveur d’une éducation complète permet de former des diplômés qui s’avèrent être non seulement des musiciens compétents, mais aussi des personnes bien équilibrées, prêtes à utiliser leurs talents pour influencer et inspirer les communautés du monde entier.

Le doyen Jamal J. Rossi a déclaré à propos de la philosophie de l’école et de sa récente distinction : « L’École de musique Eastman est une communauté dynamique où certains des meilleurs musiciens du monde se réunissent pour se perfectionner au contact des autres. Notre attachement, depuis un siècle, aux valeurs fondamentales de l’art, de l’érudition, du leadership et de la communauté a servi de base à nos anciens élèves pour bâtir des carrières marquantes dans tous les domaines de la musique, enrichissant ainsi le monde grâce à leurs productions. Cette reconnaissance dans le Classement mondial QS confirme notre engagement et notre mission qui sont de façonner l’avenir de la musique grâce à l’excellence artistique et académique et à un leadership innovant ».

Jane Gatewood, vice-rectrice chargée de l’engagement mondial à l’Université de Rochester, a également souligné l’importance de cette performance : « La reconnaissance de l’École de musique Eastman par le Classement mondial QS atteste de son influence au niveau mondial et de son prestige académique. Cette reconnaissance témoigne du dévouement de notre corps professoral et du talent de nos étudiants, et reflète notre rôle de premier plan dans la préparation de la prochaine génération de musiciens de calibre international. »

Cette année est la première année où la catégorie musique est incluse dans le Classement mondial des universités QS. Le Classement QS des écoles de musique est établi à partir d’évaluations complètes de la réputation académique et de la réputation de l’employeur, qui contribuent respectivement à hauteur de 80 % et de 20 % à la note totale. Des critères tels que la qualité de la recherche, les partenariats stratégiques, l’innovation et l’employabilité jouent un rôle primordial dans cette évaluation.

Pour obtenir plus d’informations sur le Classement mondial des universités pour la musique, veuillez consulter : https://www.topuniversities.com/university-subject-rankings/music.

Pour obtenir plus d’informations sur l’École de musique Eastman de l’Université de Rochester, veuillez consulter : https://www.esm.rochester.edu/admissions/

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IXOPAY Appoints Brady Harris as CEO to Drive Global Payments Growth

Following the IXOPAY and TokenEx merger, new leadership strengthens the company’s market position and serves the evolving needs of customers

IXOPAY Appoints Brady Harris as CEO to Drive Global Payments Growth
Brady Harris, CEO of IXOPAY
Following the IXOPAY and TokenEx merger, new leadership strengthens the company’s market position and serves the evolving needs of customers.

TULSA, Okla., June 03, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, IXOPAY, announced the appointment of industry veteran Brady Harris as its new CEO. His appointment aligns with the recent merger of IXOPAY and TokenEx, highlighting a significant shift in the payments industry towards a multi-processor payment model, which empowers merchants and fintech companies to improve and diversify their payment strategies. The company thanks departing CEO Marc Olesen for his direction and contributions.

Harris, rated a Top 3 nationwide CEO on Glassdoor, brings over 20 years of experience and executive leadership in FinTech, Payments, and SaaS. As CEO of Dwolla, he oversaw the rapid growth of annual payment volumes from $10 billion to $70 billion, while adding 1.5 million new users monthly. Prior to Dwolla, as the President of Payscape, he was instrumental in its merger with Payroc, creating a global full-service payment provider with over 1,000 employees across 13 offices worldwide; the combined entity operating in 46 countries, serving 150,000 businesses.

His expertise in mergers, acquisitions, and scaling companies to successful exits under private equity sponsors is key as IXOPAY positions itself to become the one-stop solution in the payment industry. The merger has created a platform capable of offering omnichannel tokenization, payment orchestration, and card lifecycle management. The merger addresses the need for redundancy, geographic expansion, and fee negotiation capabilities that single-processor systems lack.

“Payments technology is rapidly advancing, and IXOPAY is set to lead this evolution,” Harris stated. “The integration of tokenization and orchestration allows us to offer a platform that not only supports multi-payment processing but also fosters the development of innovative services.”

“Under Brady’s leadership, IXOPAY is poised to set new benchmarks in the payment sector,” said Vik Verma, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Our bold strategy emphasizes scalability, security, and groundbreaking advancements that will redefine what payments can achieve.”

Harris and the IXOPAY team are attending Money 20/20 Europe in Amsterdam this week. They will showcase the expanded offerings following the merger, including advancements in payment orchestration, tokenization, risk management, and card lifecycle management. Join them at the RAI Amsterdam at Booth 8a202 to explore how these developments will shape the future of merchant payments.

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IXOPAY, a TokenEx company, is a leading payment orchestration platform that provides a flexible and independent payment solution to manage all payment services in one place. Following its recent merger with TokenEX, IXOPAY is positioned to expand its services globally, offering enhanced capabilities in payment processing and advanced security measures.

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Ethio-Djibouti Railways, Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Sign Partnership Agreement


Addis Ababa: Ethio-Djibouti Railways Share Company signed partnership agreement with Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics.

Ethio-Djibouti Railways Share Company CEO Abdi Zenebe and CEO of the Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics, Beriso Amelo signed the agreement today.

The agreement aims at enhancing the partnership of the two companies in areas of national interest.

Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics CEO, Beriso Amelo said on the occasion that the agreement would help to support the national economy by enhancing collaboration between the two companies and noted the volume of goods being transported by train has been steadily increasing.

He further indicated that the agreement will be instrumental in providing efficient services by addressing potential challenges that might encounter during shipments of goods and sustainably responding to customer demands.

Ethio-Djibouti Railways Share Company CEO Abdi Zenebe for his part said the agreement will help to expedite the logistics sector by creating coordinated work
system among the two companies.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency

Ethiopia Earns 1 Billion USD from Coffee Export in Ten months


Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Authority (ECTA) disclosed that coffee exports have brought 1 Billion USD to the country in revenue in ten months of the current fiscal year.

General Director of the Authority Adugna Debela told ENA Ethiopia’s coffee export is increasing every year.

About 210,000 tons of coffee has been exported to the global market over the past ten months, he added.

This shows significant increment compared to the same period of last year, it was indicated.

Noting the nation has exported coffee to more than 50 countries he said, adding that efforts are being made to expand the destination countries for Ethiopian coffee.

On other hand, coffee promotion work is being done by organizing coffee fairs and other activities in different countries.

‘In terms of finding new global markets, we participated in a lot of exhibitions. We have been encouraging our suppliers and exporters to participate in exhibitions held in different countries. Currently, China, South Korea, Sudan, and the Unit
ed Arab Emirates have started to take high production of Ethiopian coffee,’ he said.

Moreover, the General Director noted a modern system has been put in place to avoid illegal activities related to coffee trade and to increase the foreign trade performance of the sector.

U.S, Japan, Belgium, Germany and Saudi Arabia are the countries that import and consume Ethiopian coffee in large quantities.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency

Efforts to Modernize Air Traffic Management, Regulatory System Contributing to Airline’s Success: NISS


Addis Ababa: The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) said efforts being carried out to modernize air traffic management system and strengthen regulatory frameworks are contributing to the airline’s success.

Ethiopian Civil Aviation International Security Audit began in Addis Ababa today.

The international audit is underway for the first time under the coordination of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in partnership with the International Civil Aviation Organization.

The opening of the audit was attended by senior government officials from NISS, Information Network Security Administration (INSA), Immigration and Citizenship Service, Ministry of Transport and Logistics, and Civil Aviation Authority among others.

On the occasion, Deputy General Director of NISS, Sisay Tola stated that one of the reasons that has made the Ethiopian Airlines the pride of Africa beyond Ethiopia is that its high priority given to render safe aviation services.

Ethiopia prioritizes sustainable g
rowth while upholding the highest standard of aviation security, Sisay indicated.

According to him, the government of Ethiopia is investing in infrastructures, cutting edge technologies and manpower trainings to detect and deter potential threats.

He said modernization efforts in air traffic management system and strengthening regulatory frameworks continue to be the airline’s success.

Ethiopian takes in its role as a leading institution in the aviation sector within Africa and maintains a close partnership with international civil aviation organization for decade, he added.

Aviation Security Sector Director at NISS, Asrat Kejela said Ethiopia has proven track records of hosting and successfully completed audits conducted by various international reputable organizations including America, France, UK, and Canada among other with great achievements.

These audits serve as a testament to Ethiopia’s unwavering commitment to transparency, accountability, and adherences to the global aviation security standards
, the director noted.

The audit will be conducted over the coming ten days at the Addis Ababa International Airport and other airports in the country.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency

Ethiopia’s Renewable Energy Serves Neighboring Countries


Addis Ababa: Minister of Water and Energy Habtamu Itefa has stressed the need to strengthen international partnerships and the participation of the private sector in Ethiopia’s renewable energy development which will serve neighboring countries as well.

The Accelerated Partnership for Renewables in Africa (APRA) country consultation workshop for Ethiopia was held in Addis Ababa today.

Comprising a consortium of African governments and stakeholders, including Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Zimbabwe, with support from Denmark, Germany, UAE, and the US, APRA is spearheading efforts to expedite the deployment of renewables-based energy systems.

Addressing the workshop Habtamu said that the main objective of the meeting is to ensure comprehensive consultations towards determining the common implementation strategy and action plan that will support accelerate Ethiopia’s energy transition.

Ethiopia has significant renewable energy potential with hydropower estimated at 45 gigawatts wh
ile wind and geothermal have a combined potential capacity of 15 gigawatts, he revealed.

The country has taken the initiative to build the biggest hydropower dam in Africa with a capacity of 5.1 gigawatts will not only serve the country but also the neighboring countries, the minister affirmed.

For Habtamu, Ethiopia fully supports the APRA initiative and recognizes the potential it holds to drive a resilient and inclusive green growth in Africa through renewables.

‘We believe that three APRA areas of mobilizing finance, activating technical assistance, and capacity building and engaging the private sector will be especially important to transform Ethiopia’s energy sector in line with our priorities.’

Noting that international partnerships will help ensure the country receives effective support mechanisms, he said the government’s initiatives on policies such as the Private-Public Partnership is one of the many measures undertaking to enhance the private sector participation.

Head of APRA Secretariat Safi
atou Alzouma said APRA recognizes the importance of aligning the national priorities and frameworks of African countries ensuring that initiatives are not only relevant but also sustainable in the long-term.

APRA engagement includes country consultations, as well as the development of national action plans encompassing all necessary interventions essential to expedite the nations’ journey towards ambitious renewable energy development and green grow, she stated.

Today’s gathering will set the stage for APRA’s intervention in Ethiopia, she affirmed.

‘Ethiopia is endowed with huge renewable energy potential mainly hydro. If you look at the power mix of the country, it is over 90 percent of hydro. So Ethiopia can play a big role, a role of balance for the region,’ she noted.

Ethiopia is successfully supplying energy to its neighboring countries of Sudan, Djibouti and Kenya.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency

Ethiopian Startup Awards Launched in Addis Ababa


Addis Ababa: The Ethiopian Startup Awards has been launched today with the objective to encourage innovative entrepreneurs in the country.

The Award Program was co-hosted by the Ministry of Labor and Skills, Global Startup Awards, and the Ministry of Innovation and Technology.

The launching ceremony was held in the presence of senior government officials including Deputy Prime Minister Temesgen Tiruneh and Minister of Labor and Skills Muferihat Kamil.

Speaking on occasion, Deputy Prime Minister Temesgen mentioned about the activities being carried out by the government of Ethiopia to boost Startups to help the country become influential in terms of innovation and technology.

He said attention has been given for the start uppers which are vital for development of other economic sectors.

Furthermore, he mentioned about the month long National Startup event launched by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed recently that attracted over 300 start uppers.

The even had created a platform to exchange knowledge, training, a
nd panel discussion, he underscored.

Acknowledging the positive impacts of innovation and technology, he indicated that those technologically advanced nations are influential in all fields. Ethiopia is aware of this and it has been intensifying reform to further stimulate the sector.

Winners of the Ethiopian Startup Awards are expected participate in a competition that will be held at African level next year in Ethiopia. Continental winners will also be part of the international award competition that is scheduled to take place in Istanbul, Turkeye.

Appreciating the private companies and stakeholders for their unreserved support for the start uppers, he called on to continue their enhanced support.

Temesgen also indicated that the government of Ethiopia has embarked on massive development activities in order to transform the country to a better chapter citing the surplus irrigated wheat production, green development revolution and other infrastructure.

Ministry of Labor and Skills, Muferihat Kamil on her
part said the star up initiative have been demonstrating the capacities of Ethiopian youths in innovations.

The attention given for innovation and creativity has create an opportunity for start uppers to be encouraged as several start uppers are engaging in the business activities, she added.

Start ups have been given the utmost attention in the 10 year development plan of the country, she indicated, mentioning the proclamations enacted to promote the sector.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency